Friday, February 1, 2013

Spicy Asian Spinach Salad

I've been getting back to eating healthy and so I'm on the look-out for great vegetarian recipes.  When your food options are limited you can become very creative! My friend Patty from Victoria made a delicious salad for a party with cooked green peas and a spicy dressing.  I ate the left overs for a week.  Here's  the best imitation I could come up with.

Adding peas to a vegetarian dish is a great idea since peas are a "seed" vegetable.  These veggies typically are high in protein.  You'll notice that you'll stay full longer when you add them to a salad.

Spicy Asian Spinach Salad

Spinach leaves
1 shredded carrot
1 chopped red bell pepper
chopped cilantro
green peas, boiled and cooled
cheese, such as feta or your favorite
chopped red onion
sliced avocado

Asian Sesame Dressing 

1 tbsp. Rice Vinegar
1 tbsp. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tbsp. Sesame Oil 
1 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
3 tbsp. unrefined, x-virgin olive oil 
a little bit of water 

Blend all dressing ingredients together and adjust to your taste.  

2 comments:

  1. If you add a pic to this, I will "pin it!"

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    1. Ok, I'll take a picture next time I make it:)

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