Asian Mason Jar Salad with Miso Ginger Dressing

This recipe brings a unique twist to salad and can make a great on-the-go lunch. The mason jar allows for an appropriate serving size.

The Asian flavor is present without excess sodium or fat. Quinoa and chickpeas are protein-rich and full of fiber so it keeps us full for longer, and helps maintain regularity and rid of waste.

The colorful veggies bring a crunch to the dish along with offering vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals.

Photo credit: cookbookman17

Ingredients

Salad for one person in one jar

  • ½ cup quinoa, cooked
  • ½ cup chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup cucumbers, chopped into chunks
  • 1/3 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/3 cup purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup edamame
  • 1/3 cup Asian pear apples, chopped into bite-size chunks
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Dressing

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 scallion, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 tsp. chili powder

Asian Mason Jar Salad with Miso Ginger Dressing

Instructions
1. Make salad dressing by mixing all dressing ingredients together.
2. Toss salad ingredients together or layer in mason jar.
3. Dress sparingly right before serving. Enjoy!


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