style oriental salad
and delicious meal for those on a diet
are an excellent meal if you are on a
diet and trying to
lose weight. However, there is a limit to
salads every single day. Eventually you get bored and
commit the serious mistake of trying different dressings -
some of which can jeopardize your diet. To add variety
to your weight loss diet, try this recipe for a Japanese
3 cups (about 3 oz./85 g) spinach leaves
1/8 cup (30 ml) unseasoned rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
soy sauce (Related article:
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon olive oil
2.5 cups (175 g) broccoli
1/2 pound (220 g) carrots, cut into 1/4-inch (6-mm) slices
1/2 medium-size onion, thinly sliced
- Arrange spinach leaves on a large platter
- In a small bowl, stir together vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and sesame oil
- In a wide nonstick frying pan or wok, stir sesame seeds over medium heat until golden. Pour out of pan
- Heat 1 teaspoon of the salad oil in pan over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add half each of the broccoli, carrots, celery, and onion. Stir-fry until vegetables are hot and bright in color (about 2 minutes). Add 1/4 cup (50 ml) water to pan, cover, and cook until vegetables are just tender to bite (about 2 minutes). Uncover and continue to cook, stirring, until liquid has evaporated (1 to 2 more minutes). Remove vegetables from pan and set aside.
- Repeat to cook remaining broccoli, carrots, celery, and onion, using remaining 1 teaspoon salad oil and adding 1/4 cup (50 ml) water after the first 2 minutes of cooking.
- Return all cooked vegetables to pan and stir in vinegar mixture. Spoon vegetables onto spinach-lined platter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Yield: Makes 6 servings.
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