This salad makes two entree size salads that I’ll be serving with my zero point chicken chili or 4 smaller side salads.
I found all of these ingredients at my local grocery store. The sesame oil and rice vinegar can be found on the Asian section at your local store. I found the OrganicGirl protein greens at Whole Foods. It has fancy pea shoots in it and 5 grams of protein per serving. Greens with protein? What a time to be alive!
For the salad:
6 to 8 cups mixed greens of your choice. I used OrganicGirl protein greens.
2/3 cup fresh basil, julienned
2 asian pears or other variety of your choice, peeled and thinly sliced
1 shallot, minced
1/4 cup toasted almonds
For the Ginger Dressing:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup olive oil
2 TBS rice vinegar
2 TBS sesame oil
juice of one lime
two pinches of sugar
pinch of kosher salt
one-inch piece of peeled fresh ginger
1 clove garlic
For the dressing, put all ingredients into a food processor and whirl it into frothy perfection.
For the salad, throw it all in a bowl. Dress. Toss. Serve. You know what to do, fierce friend!
Avocados would be a great addition to this salad for a little extra richness!
Keywords: pear salad