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Dinner
Jun
24
2018

Roasted Broccoli Mandarin Sesame Ginger Salad

Sharing one of our favorite salad recipes today!  This Roasted Broccoli Mandarin Sesame Ginger Salad is perfect for lunch or dinner and takes no time to prepare! Use your favorite vegetables that need used up in your salad.
Roasted Broccoli Mandarin Sesame Ginger Salad

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Start with your favorite salad greens and add some grated carrots.

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Add your sliced almonds next.

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Sliced cherry tomatoes up next.

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Add some quartered English cucumbers.

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Some beautiful mandarin oranges.

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Top with your roasted broccoli.

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Beautiful, colorful and hearty salad!

 

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Tips For Making Great Salad!

  1. Start with fresh ingredients. While a vegetable not at its peak freshness can be somewhat salvaged in a curry, it will drastically bring down the quality of a salad. Ingredients in a salad have nowhere to hide, so use the best you have.
  2. Cleaning and prepping salad leaves – Use the sink or buy one of those large sized plastic tubs to wash lettuce. Fill it with tap water, swish the lettuce and other salad greens in the water and all the sand / soil will get collected at the bottom. Discard this water and repeat the process 2 more times or until the water runs clean. You can use a salad spinner to dry the leaves. No salad spinner? Then use the totally fun pillow-case trick! In a large cotton pillow case, place the washed leaves, twist the end closed and spin/swing it around for a bit. The cotton case will absorb all the water, giving you nice and dry leaves. Water on the salad leaves dilutes the dressing and the flavour. Wet ingredients do not allow the dressing to stick. So this is one of the most important salad making tips.
  3. Dressings are all about the perfect balance. Ensure you have the something sour, spicy, sweet (optional) and salty, all in the right quantities to make that perfect tasting dressing. Taste as you go and adjust the various components. To ‘taste’ a dressing, use a salad leaf dipped in the dressing instead of dipping your finger or using a spoon as it will not give you the best idea of the taste.
  4. Leftover jam – To add a sweet, fruity tinge to dressings, use any leftover jam or marmalade. Place the jam jar (assuming its glass) with leftover jam, without the lid in the microwave for 10-20 seconds until the marmalade / jam is runny. Add the oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and any other ingredients you’ve lined up for your dressing into this jam jar and whisk / shake it all together. Voila, ready to dress up your salad!
Roasted Broccoli Mandarin Sesame Ginger Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asian salad recipe, best salad recipes, broccoli salad recipe, easy salad recipes, healthy salad recipes, pasta salad recipes, roasted broccoli
Servings: 4
Calories: 355 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 8 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup fresh grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 cups sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups quartered English cucumber
  • 2 cups mandarin oranges
  • 1/2 cup Newman’s Own Sesame Ginger Dressing
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil. Place broccoli florets onto baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Divide mixed greens between 4 salad bowls. Top evenly with carrots, almonds, tomatoes, cucumbers, mandarin oranges and roasted broccoli.
  3. Drizzle with dressing, toss and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Broccoli Mandarin Sesame Ginger Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 302mg13%
Potassium 1082mg31%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 8175IU164%
Vitamin C 140mg170%
Calcium 168mg17%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Love this, super easy yet totally delish!

  2. 2

    I like the use of broccoli in a salad!

  3. 3

    Love this super healthy recipe Jenny!

  4. 4

    Looks simple, fresh and wonderfully tasty!

  5. 5
    Maria says:

    I love putting fruit in my salads!

  6. 6

    I love all the freshness in this salad. And Newman’s always has great salad dressings!

  7. 7

    Newman’s Own Sesame Ginger is my favorite bottled dressing of all time! Brings back many good memories of my hotel sales days bringing in my lunch to work with this dressing – haha. Love this!

  8. 8

    I love the sound of this dressing!! The salad looks amazing!


Jenny Flake

Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!