Salads are kind of awesome in my opinion. So crisp and clean tasting, you end up feeling really healthy after devouring one. Its like your whole body has been cleansed of that chocolate cake you just ate and you can run a hundred miles or something. Not to mention that they taste delicious and satisfying when done right.
The Corn Edaname-Sesame Salad(pg.82) definitely qualifies. Very simple and delicious, this little Asian dish may be one of the easiest salads to make. Boil some shelled Edaname, boil some corn, make the Asian dressing, toss everything together with sesame seeds, and let it chill in the fridge. That’s it! Very easy.
I am not exactly the biggest dressing fan. I’m one of those weird people who like eating a plain pile of greens when the mood strikes. But the dressing here is absolutely delicious. I think the sesame oil in it plays a huge roll but whatever it is, it really brings the whole salad together. It could even be used as an Asian dipping sauce!
I usually prefer giant salads as meals instead of tiny side salads, but I can imagine serving this on the side of a stir-fry or something. I served mine on top of spinach, but I think it would go really well on top of some kale as well.
What are your favorite salad bases? Spinach, Arugula, Mixed greens?
Asian-salad noming Health Freax Unite!
-Andrew “VegMuffinMan” Morrison-