Miss Polly’s Fresh, Fabulous- 50’s Salad

You can vary this wonderful portable make ahead main dish salad so easily. 

 I remember when I lived in Orange County, California and I used to go to the Whole Foods Market at Bella Terra.

 I would take the salad with me and carry it in an insulated carrier,  then I could order my drink and a few other items and sit out on the relaxing, jasmine-covered terrace and people would ask me “where can I get one of those?

To make this salad you’ll need a one quart mason jar.

I made an *Asian sesame dressing that I will include the recipe later in the recipe. 

I put 2 tablespoons of the homemade Asian sesame dressing on the bottom of the quart jar. 

I’ve then added 1/4 cup of low-fat homemade Harvest granola, or you can add your own. Whole Foods Market makes a really wonderful line of low-fat granolas.

 I then added 2 tablespoons dried cranberries, 1/2 cup of orange slices from a Valencia orange, 1/2 cup green apple slices. I then filled the rest of the jar with Romaine heart leaves.

 You can leave it vegetarian with no meat or fish or anything, or you can add 3 oz or more of chicken, your favorite cheeses, your favorite nuts, or like I did in one of the pictures, one half can of Wild Planet Wild Pink Salmon. The can is 6 oz. 

The Wild Planet salmon is the best canned salmon I’ve ever tasted in my life and it’s farmed in a sustainable way.
Sesame dressing and marinade

  • One cup of canola oil or peanut oil
  • 3/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice powder

 mix all ingredients with a wire whisk or in a Magic Bullet or Ninja food processor.

You can use this salad dressing, which I love on fish, on chicken, or on a salad like I did here.

The sesame dressing was formerly called “Oriental salad dressing” in Leisure Arts Quick Gifts of Good Taste”

Sunday November 19th 2017. 

11:56 a.m.

Recipe, Images and Digital Photo Arts by Paulette Motzko.

Copyright November 2017