Monday, July 6, 2015

Spiralized Salad with Orange Miso Dressing

This recipe is a light, noodle-less noodle salad.  It is one we love to make when we can not be bothered to turn on the stove or wish to create anymore heat in our house.  Great for those hot, horrid days that need a little refreshing touch.  This interesting dressing has a bright Asian flavor that definitely leaves you wanting a second helping.

DRESSING  Ingredients:  
  • 3 Tbsp. Light Miso
  • 2 Tbsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Tahini
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice;  freshly pressed
  • 1 Tbsp. Water
  • 3 tsp. Maple Syrup

SALAD Ingredients:  
  • 2-3 Zucchinis;  spiralized
  • 1/2 English Cucumber;  spiralized
  • 2 Carrots;  spiralized
  • 1 Red or Orange Bell Pepper;  julienned
  • 1/4 cup fresh Cilantro Leaves;  chopped
  • Sesame Seeds;  to sprinkle over the salad before serving

  1.  Make the orange miso dressing:  In a small bowl or food processor, combine the miso, vinegar, sesame oil, tahini, orange juice, water and maple syrup and process or mix with a whisk until everything is well combined.
  2. Wash and clean all fresh vegetables.
  3. The next step is to shape the zucchinis, English cucumbers and carrots into noodles with a spiralizer.  Also julienne the peppers and finely chop the cilantro leaves.
  4. Add all the vegetables into a large salad bowl and toss them together until they are a tangle of different colored noodles.
  5. Serve on individual  plates with the orange miso dressing and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
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