Day 206 – Spinach Salad with Asian Ginger Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Asian Ginger Vinaigrette
Spinach Salad with Asian Ginger Vinaigrette

I just need to say that I absolutely love eating raw food!

I am constantly blown away with how good you can make raw fruit and vegetables taste.

This recipe is one that does not let me down.

I had this for lunch today – my plate was piled high with salad, nothing else, and so was my partners (who usually leaves half his greens (excuse the pun)) – both our plates were empty in minutes… the food just tastes so amazingly good!

I love it!

With a few days off work I am going crazy – I have so many more delicious recipes on the go… I simply can’t wait for the days to go past so I can post more!

Ingredients:…serves 4…

For the dressing:

1/4 cup olive oil

2 Tbsp. tamari (or Nama Shoyu or soy sauce)

1 Tbsp. sesame oil

1 Tbsp. rice vinegar

1 Tbsp. minced ginger

1 Tsp. agave or coconut nectar or maple syrup

1/2 Tsp. sea salt

For the salad:

8 cups baby spinach (seems a lot but once you mix it all together it wilts and settles down)

2 medium carrots, grated (I leave the peel on)

1/2 cucumber, diced

4 Tsp. sesame seeds, for the garnish


Simply whisk together in a small bowl the dressing ingredients and set aside.

In a large bowl place the spinach, carrot and cucumber – pour the dressing over the top and mix the dressing into the salad leaves.  Wherever possible I like to get my hands into the bowl and really mix together the ingredients.  I not only love to do this because it really helps coat the leaves with dressing but I love cooking and making healthy and tasty food and I believe that when I get my hands into the mixture some of that love has got to be rubbing off into the food 🙂

Serve onto plates and sprinkle with a Tsp of sesame seeds.

Yum Yum Yum…

I love having days off work so I can spend more time doing what I absolutely love to do – which is make yummy healthy food.

I am currently planning my first raw food workshops – I am so excited to share this way of preparing healthy food with others.  Watch my blog in the coming days for more info…

Enjoy your salad and the many more amazing recipes to come!

Lots of Love

Ally x

Giving credit where credit is due…

Thanks Amber for this fabulous recipe from ‘Practically Raw’.  Love the way you combine flavours – am learning heaps from you x


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