A refreshing Asian pear salad with orange ginger dressing is a healthy and delicious side dish! Crisp vegetables and pears are tossed in a sweet, tangy dressing.
Asian Pear Salad-
1 large orange, cut into segments (8-10)
1 1/4 cups red bell pepper, minced fresh
1 cup carrots, shredded
2 cups Asian pear, cut into thin slices
1/2 cup edamame, shelled, cooked
1 cup red cabbage, thinly shredded
1 cup cucumber, cut in half, thinly sliced
Orange Ginger Dressing-
1 teaspoon shallots, minced
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 teaspoon ginger, finely grated
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 cup grape seed oil, or other neutral oil
Pepper, freshly ground, to taste
kosher salt, to taste
Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
Whisk together all dressing ingredients in a medium sized bowl, except for the oil. Gradually whisk in the oil, until a slightly thickened dressing is achieved. Add the desired amount of dressing to the salad and gently combine. Add more salt and pepper as needed. Enjoy immediately once dressing is added.