- October 1st, 2010Unfeatured
1/2 cup orange juice
1/8 cup unsalted peanut butter
1/8 cup raw cashew butter
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
¼-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
1/4 medium clove garlic, chopped
15 ounces (about 10 cups) baby lettuce
1 avocado, sliced
1 orange, peeled, halved, and sliced
1/2 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon unhulled sesame seeds
1. Place dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
2. Place lettuce in a large bowl; arrange avocado, orange, and onions on top.
3. In a pan over medium heat, toast sesame seeds for 3 minutes, tossing often to prevent burning. 4. Just before serving, lightly dress salad and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
nutrition info per serving: 474 calories; 30 g fat; 4 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g protein; 36 g carbohydrates; 7 g fiber; 215 mg sodium
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