Easy Healthy Recipe Wednesday: Pear and Apple Salad with Asian Dressing (3 Servings)

Since everyone loved the salad recipe I had made a few weeks ago, I have decided to make a salad that is related to my roots.

This is a also perfect salad for lunch if you are inviting your friends over for brunch.

Remember, for every lunch dish that are introduced in “Easy Healthy Recipe Wednesday and Thursday”, we aim for $3 CAN per serving maximum. Here is the recipe and cost of ingredients:

1 box mixed greens ($3.59 CAN)

1/2 apple, diced ($0.25 CAN)

1/2 pear, diced ($0.32 CAN)

1/4 cup dried raisins ($0.25 CAN)

1/4 cup walnut ($0.25 CAN)

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar ($0.05 CAN)

3 tablespoons soy sauce ($0.05 CAN)

2 cloves garlic, minced ($0.11 CAN)

1 teaspoon sesame paste ($0.10 CAN)

1 tablespoon sesame seeds ($0.05 CAN)

2 teaspoons brown sugar ($0.05 CAN)

1 green onion, diced ($0.17 CAN)

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1) Heat oven to 250F and toast walnut for 10 minutes.

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2) Heat pan over medium-high heat and toast sesame seeds until seeds start to pop.

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3) Mix soy sauce, garlic, green onions, red wine vinegar, sesame paste, toasted sesame seeds, and brown sugar.  Set aside.

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4)  Plate mixed greens, apples, pears, raisins and walnuts on plate.  Sprinkle dressing into salad. Serve when ready.

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Oh my! Oh my! There are lots of elements and textures going on in this salad.  You get the slightly savory and sour from the dressing, the crunch from the walnut and the fruity taste from the apples and pears.  I am sure a lot of people would love it.

Ultimately, this dish costs $5.24 CAN in total, which costs $1.75 CAN per serving.  WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR!

Do you like having Asian dressing in your salad? Do you want to share your salad with Asian dressing recipe? Post your comments below! Till next time!

P.S. The prices were as of Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at No Frills. 

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