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.
For this dressing, we will be using sesame oil, which is healthier than other oils such as vegetable or corn oil. According to LiveStrong.com, 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!