Monday, 1 June 2009

Mixed Leaf and Avocado Salad with a Ginger, Sesame and Lime Dressing

ginger, sesame and lime dressingThis post is mostly just about the dressing here. One of our favorite restaurants, Mizu, does this amazing side salad which is simply mixed leaf with sliced avocado on top but with a delicious ginger sesame dressing. Everytime I have it it reminds me of the Otsu dressing minus the cayenne and with lime instead of lemon. So, I tried it without the cayenne and replaced the lemon with lime and it is almost identical to the restaurant version, soooo good! I also had to omit the salt, for some reason the spicy otsu version isn't too salty but this did not need it. I highly recommend it served simply like this or you can toss it with cold soba noodles and tofu cubes, like with otsu - either way it absolutely has to be served with avocodo - essential!

Ginger, Sesame and Lime dressing: (this should serve 2)
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp peanut oil
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp rice vinegar
1/2 tsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp caster sugar
7g peeled fresh ginger (about a 2 inch cube), pureed or grated finely
zest of 1/2 lime

Add the oils to a small bowl then slowly whisk in the vinegar, lime juice and soy sauce. Whisk in everything else. Place some mixed leaf in a bowl and top with half a hass avocado, sliced, pour dressing over and sprinkle with black sesame seeds (optional).

1 comment:

  1. I've been thinking about a change from my usual oil-and-balsamic-vinegar dressing. This looks very nice, so I must give it a try... Thanks!


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