Asian Strawberry Sesame Salad – This bright salad hits the spot with fresh crisp veggies and a sweet and tangy strawberry sesame dressing!
Mmmmmm…. Loving me some Spring colors right now. Yesterday we had a random snow storm blow through – much to my dismay. But this morning it’s bright and sunny and the fluffy white stuff is quickly melting away – much to my satisfaction. Don’t get me wrong I love snow. On Christmas. But after the first of the year, I’m done with it. Good for another eleven months. So now that tomorrow is April (what?!) I’ve been over the snow stuff for quite some time. Ready to see it go and be gone for a long time.
This will be our first Spring in our first house and I’m wayyyy too excited for it. I’ve decided (as of ten seconds ago) that I want to plants a raised garden. The veggie kind. With bright red tomatoes, and yellow squash, and green zucchini and purple beans. See? Told you I’ve got Springy colors on the brain today.
Speaking of Springy colors – have you taken a look at this Strawberry Sesame dressing?? Holy fire, that stuff is gorgeous. Who doesn’t love a pink dressing right? And when it tastes so good you could drink it straight (I just might have…) it makes it even more beautiful to look at. I just want to down that whole jar of dressing right this second! That’s why I put it in a jar with a handle. Better for guzzling.
The great thing about this salad is that you can use it as a main entree, or a side dish. If you want to add some protein, throw some grilled chicken in the mix. If you want more crunch, maybe toss in some sugar snap peas. The possibilities for this salad are endless. And I just have to say it goes well with anything, but especially if you’re doing a take out fake out night. Whip up your favorite go-t0 Asian make-at-home dish and pair it with this Asian Strawberry Sesame Salad for quick dinner that will become a regular event at your house. You’re gonna love this!
Asian Strawberry Sesame Salad
This bright salad hits the spot with fresh crisp veggies and a sweet and tangy strawberry sesame dressing that's so good you'll want to drink it straight! A healthy dinner or side dish that comes together in a few minutes! The whole family will love it!
- 6-8 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 jicama, peeled and diced (about 1.5 cups)
- optional: wonton strips (found near the salad dressings and croutons)
- (for a non-vegetarian version, you can add grilled chicken!)
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered
- 1/3 cup oil (I used extra virgin olive oil)
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 5 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Whisk together all ingredients for the dressing. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
In a large bowl toss together lettuce, peppers, onions, and jicama. Serve with prepared dressing and top with crispy wonton strips and additional sesame seeds if desired. Enjoy!
*jicama is optional, if you can't find it at the store, just skip it - it will still be delicious!
**may sub distilled vinegar for rice vinegar in a pinch