I hope everyone had an awesome Valentine’s Day! I got to spend mine with one of my favorite little monkeys while his parents hit the wild game… isn’t he cute!?
This salad is a copy cat from one that I ate in California that I just loved. I ordered an asian salad, didn’t think much about it, because let’s me honest salads aren’t really my thing. I ate the first bite of this salad and my face lit up like a Christmas tree because I knew exactly what the dressing was – and it was spicy! This must be the key to me actually eating an entire salad, because I had every single bite. And it’s not like I was hungry – oh no, we were on vacation, we had basically eaten all day! I knew that when I got home I was going to make my own version!
This is something good to make if you are in a rut with a series of typical salads – this is anything but a typical salad, and it’s so good!
Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Dark leaf lettuce, about two handfuls
Sesame seeds, about a teaspoon sprinkled over the top
Handful of unsalted raw cashews, roughly chopped
Oranges - mandarin would be ideal, but I had a normal orange and just cut out the segments
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sriracha
1 lime wedge, squeezed over the top, optional
1 teaspoon of water, optional
The dressing is salty and spicy - if it's too salty for you add about a teaspoon of water at a time until you reach the taste you want. Need more protein? Add chicken!