Spring Celebration Salad

Sesame Salad Dressing


½ cup rice vinegar

2 Tbsp mirin (Japanese sweet cooking wine, found in Asian food section of the grocery – may substitute sherry)

2 Tbsp canola oil

2 tsp sesame oil

2 Tbsp soy sauce

3 Tbsp sugar

½ tsp salt

1 Tbsp sesame seeds

Shake this up in a jar to dissolve sugar. Store in the refrigerator.

Salad Ingredients

Romaine lettuce and baby spinach leaves combined

Fruits of choice: strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries (add anything else in season or that is a favorite)

Also: sliced avocado, sliced baby bell peppers, toasted almonds, sliced green onions (add anything you like – mint or other fresh herbs in season are nice)

Protein: Grilled or broiled pork tenderloin, chicken, steak, or shrimp. A favorite grilling marinade is a combination of brown sugar, bourbon, and soy sauce.

Directions: Mix lettuce and spinach in a large bowl. Arrange toppings on a platter. Serve with dressing.  Celebrate!

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