Thursday, December 3, 2009

Asian Spinach Salad

Powdered ginger is the secret ingredient that gives this salad an Asian flavor. The dressing goes especially well with chunks of organic medium-firm tofu (the kind featured at the Ratty).

Asian Spinach Salad
handful of baby spinach leaves
5-6 slices cucumbers
7-9 slices mushrooms
8 cubes tofu
5-6 rings purple onions
1/4 cup raisins
1 tbsp chopped scallions
Sweet Bean Paste Sesame Ginger Dressing:
1/4 cup sweet bean paste
3 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp powdered ginger

1. Make sauce (I like to use a small cup, such as a coffee cup) by combining ingredients and mixing well.
2. Drizzle sauce over salad using a fork.
3. Garnish with chopped scallions and enjoy.