Okay, so I did just read an article on “Blogs We Love to Hate” where this one was featured around the top of the list, BUT this orange-sesame-ginger dressing is divine, needs to be shared, and is easily adapted for us normal folk who don’t go throwing money at shallots just to blend them into a dressing.
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
¼ red onion, diced
2 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and diced
1 tbsp miso paste
2 tbsp white wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar with small pinch of sugar)
1 tbsp sesame oil
¼ cup grapeseed oil (or canola oil)
2 tbsp water
In a mixing bowl, blend carrot with ginger and onion. Add in miso paste, sesame seed oil, and whatever your vinegar is. While continuing to blend with one hand, slowly add in the grapeseed oil and the water with your other hand (or if you’re more like me, pull over someone to help).
The total number of calories for this dressing recipe is almost 700. It makes a pretty decent amount, though, so just be careful to keep track of how much you’re using for each of your salads.
This particular salad is just an example- and a simple one, as you’ve gotta let the dressing do its thing. A full plate of fresh, torn lettuce, a cup of shredded red cabbage, 2 quartered tomatoes, some strips of cooked chicken, and shredded scallions. Comes to around 180 calories, without dressing. From there, it depends how indulgent you wanna be.