This fulfilling salad is sweet, sour and mildly spicy all at once, while attaining the proper nutrients and meeting all food groups. It’s great for a quick and easy lunch!






Serving Size: 1


  • 2-3 handfuls of dark green lettuce
  • ½ thin-sliced carrot
  • ¼ large tomato
  • 1/3 can of small kidney beans
  • 1 pinch of thin-sliced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 tablespoon craisins (dried cranberries)
  • 2-3 tablespoons walnuts

Place ingredients in a medium-sized salad bowl, in the order listed.


Sesame Dressing:

For this dressing, we will be using sesame oil, which is healthier than other oils such as vegetable or corn oil. According to, sesame oil is a healthy source of fat, with a small amount of saturated fat and large amounts of heart-healthy fat. It can play a role in the increase of HDL cholesterol or “good” cholesterol and lower “bad” LDL cholesterol.

Serving Size: A Smucker’s jar about this big:



  • 1 oz soy sauce
  • 1 oz sesame oil
  • 2 oz vinegar (preferably apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • optional: sesame seeds

Mix all the ingredients into the jar and add 2 ounces of water. Shake well and serve. You’ve got yourself a healthy and delicious meal!

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