I’ve been eating plenty of salads these past few weeks, it’s the perfect lunch to put together when I don’t feel like standing at the stove, it’s great when I’m low in energy and need a boost quickly, it helps me get plenty of vegetables and protein into my diet, and there are so many different variations that I can have a different salad everyday for lunch and not repeat myself!
Growing up salads were a big thing for me, my staple salad was the widely know Caesar salad of course, chicken, croutons, a sprinkle of Parmesan, grilled chicken and a drizzle of lemon juice on top. If you actually look at the calories though of this salad you would be amazed. The croutons the cheese all the dressing does not create a great nutrition list. Of course I’m not saying it’s as unhealthy as can be, a cheeseburger still is more unhealthy at a fast food joint, but there are healthier options for salads; and I went on a quest to find one.
I wrote earlier about becoming healthier in my day to day life, not just to loose weight but to give myself more energy and in that post I wrote about a salad I had found pre-made at a grocery store, it was an Asian chicken salad. I choose that particular salad that day because I had never seen noodles in a salad before and wanted to try something new, I enjoyed the salad but felt the dressing, which I’m guessing was a sweet chili dressing was a little to spicy for me (I could handle it but it made it harder for me to enjoy the salad) so I wanted to try at home making a salad with noodles in it, but with a different dressing, that’s when I found ideas about a ginger sesame dressing, I decided to put together a few different things in my fridge and cupboard and found this delicious sauce that is perfect not only for a salad with noodles, any salad and even possibly a marinade!
Ginger Sesame Dressing
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 3 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp honey
- 5 tbsp olive oil (in a pinch you can use canola)
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- Measure and pour out all ingredients in a bowl
- Using a whisk mix together all ingredients, this will take some time to make sure the oils are Incorporated with the rest of the flavors.
- Drizzle over your salad and enjoy!