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Layered High Sesame Asian Salad

November 17, 2017

Layered High Sesame Asian Salad is piled high with healthy extra long thin vegetables and a rocking tamari ginger dressing.

Layered High Sesame Asian Salad / https://www.hwcmagazine.com

Layered Asian salad with sesame served with a side of tamari ginger dressing and sesame seeds

Have you ever heard of Yu Sheng? Yu Sheng is a piled high fish salad that is served on Chinese New Year (CNY). Each layer and topping has a different meaning. For example, carrots represent good luck and fortune, white radish (daikon) represents prosperity and good Career fortune, sesame seeds are for good Business Fortune and oil is for prosperity and wealth. However, we just skipped the raw fish, sashimi style as we are serving this lovely vegan salad as a side to our Asian Fusion Holiday Feast.

Mountain high layered Asian Salad with sesame seeds and tamari dressing on side with chopsticks

Over the last several posts, we have building a low carb Asian Infused Holiday Feast. Be sure to check out our Roasted Turmeric Spiced Turkey Breast, Garlicky Sesame Stir Fried Green Bean and for a low carb side or starter be sure to our try Skinny Spaghetti Squash Egg roll Ups too. Coming soon to a monitor to you in the stunning dessert finale for the perfect sweet ending to this delicious but guilt free meal.

When you toss your salad at the table, lift it as high as you can before allowing it to fall back down on the plate.  The higher the salad goes, the more prosperity and good luck you have in the year ahead. Look at how HIGH we have this Layered high sesame Asian salad stacked to the roof! It is a tower of Salad!

Sprinkling of sesame seeds going on top of the mountain high layered Asian salad

We say go big or go home and this layered High Sesame Asian Salad just rocks with our tamari ginger salad dressing. Simply delicious with a a little tamari sauce, freshly grated ginger and sesame oil. Have you ever tried our Nutty Ginger Tamari Quinoa Salad?

Tamari ginger dressing getting ready to be drizzled over salad

You can use any long crispy veggies you desire. We just happened to have daikon, carrot, red cabbage and zucchini in the crisper. We topped with a little toasted sesame seeds too.

The tricky part of this recipe is using a mandolin, well maybe not tricky but challenging if you do not have a protector for mandolin. Careful as we do not want any of you running around with only 9 good fingers around the busy holiday season. Use a protector for your mandolin or a steel protector glove or better yet a handy dandy spiralizer.

Vegetables and mandolin cut ultra thin

You are just going to love this delicious easy vegan side dish as it makes a stunning display on your dinner table.

Layered high salad with out sesame seeds and dressing

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Layered High Sesame Asian Salad

By HWC Magazine  , , , , , , ,   

November 17, 2017

Layered High Sesame Asian Salad is piled high with healthy extra long thin vegetables and a rocking tamari ginger dressing.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 servings

Ingredients

Salad

Red cabbage – ½ small head very thinly sliced

Zucchini- 1 small

Carrot - 2 medium peeled

Daikon (Asian white radish) – 1 small peeled

Sesame seeds- 2 tablespoons toasted

Ginger Tamari dressing

Tamari sauce (soya sauce )

ginger - 2 tablespoon- fresh

garlic - 1 clove peeled

tamari (soy) sauce - 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons

sesame oil - 3 teaspoons

olive oil - 3 tablespoons light (or use canola oil)

sugar alternative – 1 teaspoon (or can use honey or sugar if not following a low carb diet)

white pepper - 1/4 teaspoon

Directions

1With a mandolin slice your vegetables in thin vermicelli sized long slices or spiralizer to make long noodle like strips with your vegetables.

2On a large plate layer the red cabbage on the bottom layer, then on top of the cabbage spread a layer of zucchini, then on top of the zucchini add a layer of carrot , on top the carrot top with a topping of daikon. The goal is to make the layers as high as possible so that it looks like a mountain and gives you extra luck and prosperity in the new year.

3Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

4In a bowl add the ginger, garlic, tamari sauce, sesame oil, olive oil, sugar alternative of choice and white pepper and whisk until well encorporated.

5Serve your Layered High Sesame Asian Salad with the ginger tamari dressing on the side to your dinner guests. Drizzle with the ginger tamari dressing at the dinner table and toss high with your guests to bring the best luck and prosperity in the new year.

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  • I love all these vegetables and the salad looks just the perfect thing for a light healthy meal!

    • Thank you Katerina. Super light and love the super thin veggies and the contrasting textures. Take Care

  • Betty Davies

    This looks so impressive and I’m a sucker for those Asian flavors!

    • Thank so much Betty! We love this super easy tamari ginger dressing and we hope you do too! Wishing you a super weekend!

  • What a beautiful dish this is, and definetly a great way to brighten up, any dinner table.

  • Tracy Koslicki

    This is soooooo pretty!! Love love all those delicious Asian flavors!

    • HWC Magazine

      The tamari ginger dressing is really addictive. We can get the picky vegetable eaters to eat any vegetable if you drizzle a little of this dressing on top.

    • Thank you Tracy! We love eating the rainbow too! Take Care

  • I am in love with those colors! I love Asian flavors and this salad sounds so delicious!

    • HWC Magazine

      Thank you Dini! Eating the rainbow is so much fun.

    • Thank you Dini! We always gravitate back to our Asian Flavors as that is where our heart is.

  • I love everything about this especially the part where you toss it high at the table. You know I’m a sucker for theatricality. I think i need a mandolin in my stocking!

    • Thank you Christine! You know that is how the Caesar salad tradition started. It’s all about the theatrics!

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