oriental garden salad with shrimp

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~ oriental garden salad ~

A feast for the eyes and palate. This salad is bursting with color and good-for-you ingredients. Top it with grilled shrimp, chicken, beef, salmon, pork tenderloin chunks or Chinese pot stickers!

for each salad, apply the following ingredients in order:

spring greens

shredded Napa cabbage

shredded purple cabbage

julienne carrots

slices of red and yellow bell pepper


chopped green onions or a little purple onion

mandarin orange segments

a little mound of chow mein noodles

a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds

a sprinkle of sea salt and fresh ground pepper

a pinch of red pepper flakes

a few mint leaves for garnish

a drizzle of homemade oriental vinaigrette

~ homemade oriental vinaigrette ~


1/3 cup of the juice from the mandarin oranges


1/3 cup fresh orange juice

2 Tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

3-4 Tablespoons honey

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup light mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons dark sesame oil

1 Tablespoon soy sauce

2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves

2 Tablespoons orange zest

1 Tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger

(adjust seasonings and ingredients to taste)



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  4 comments for “oriental garden salad with shrimp

  1. February 29, 2012 at 11:08 am

    This is SUCH a beautiful salad Melissa!

    • Melissa
      February 29, 2012 at 11:17 am

      Thanks so much! enjoy! 🙂 xo

  2. February 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    This looks great! And pretty to look at, too.

    • Melissa
      February 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks Carrie 🙂 xo

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