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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Featured Recipe: Asian Spinach Salad

I’ve been using your summer meal suggestions and have not disappointed yet! I am so glad I did that ‘Call for Recipes’…you guys know what you’re doing. 🙂

We had this Asian Spinach Salad on Sunday. It really was the perfect summer dinner.

All I have to say is…YUM. Thank you, Kristy, for sharing the recipe!

Featured Recipe: Asian Spinach Salad
This asian spinach salad is perfect for summer!
Recipe type: Side Dish, Salad
Cuisine: American
  • 1 small bag of spinach
  • 8 oz. bowtie pasta (cook, strain, cool)
  • 2-4 Tbsp. Sesame seeds
  • ½ C. Sunflower seeds
  • 1 can sliced water chestnuts
  • 3 chicken breasts – season heavily with lemon pepper, grill and cut into bite size pieces
  • (I didn’t have lemon pepper, so I cooked the chicken on the stove top with olive oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, S&P and that worked nicely as well)
  • 1 C. bean sprouts
  • (I also added green bell pepper and green onion b/c I had them and they were yummy)
  • Dressing:
  • ½ C. Canola oil
  • ½ C. sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Seasoned Rice vinegar (unseasoned works too)
  • ½ tsp sesame SEED oil
  • 1 tsp grated fresh garlic
  1. Toss together salad ingredients. Then mix all dressing ingredients and store in fridge. Return to room temp before combined.



  1. 1

    Glad you liked it! It is my newest favorite summer salad.

  2. 2

    I got the CHOCOLATE OATMEAL COCONUT COOKIES, recipe off your blog and was wondering if you use quick oats or old fashioned oats?? Thanks and have a great trip!

  3. 3
    Jane Maynard

    quick oats, but I’m sure you could use whatever. if you used the old fashioned, let me know how it goes! 🙂

  4. This recipe would be perfect for my “Taste the World” meme that I just started today! Our theme country for this month is China. You should join in!

  5. 5

    Hi, I made this and it was so good! I’d like to share it on my cooking blog, is that ok?

  6. 6

    Hi 🙂 I’m making this in a few days because it looks so yummmmmy! Is there a difference between sesame oil and sesame SEED oil? I tried googling it, but have come up with no answer. Thanks 🙂 Loving your blog -Darian

  7. I honestly don’t know the answer to that. every time I make it I think the same thing…is there a difference?!?! 🙂 I’m pretty sure I always just use sesame oil (haven’t found the SEED oil) and everything comes out just fine.

    glad you like the blog! 🙂

  8. 8

    My brother, who is a chef, had no idea why it would call for two types of oil–says seseme oil would be made from sesame seeds, too, as far as he knows. I haven’t ever had sesame seed oil, so I also just use one kind and it tastes good.

  9. 9
    Jane Maynard

    yeah, I think you’re right on….thanks for asking! 🙂

  10. 10

    Just wondering if maybe sesame SEED oil is typo and it is to be sesame seeds. That would make much more sense as does the measurement. Just a thought…sounds like wonderful recipe though.

    • Jane Maynard

      that’s a good thought, cheryl…I have never been able to figure that line out from the recipe that was given to me, you may be right!!! 🙂

  11. 11

    This was an absolute success! Thanks for the great recipes and ideas for dinners! I’ve been burnt out with cooking, but I think I just needed some fresh inspiration! Your blog has done the trick 🙂

  12. 12

    I just stumbled across this recipe. I hope it is okay to make this summer salad in January. After all, I do live in the South! It looks so good!

    • Jane Maynard

      of course it’s okay – in fact, it’s funny you commented on it today because I almost put it on my menu plan this morning myself! 🙂

  13. 13

    I like your recipes. How many servings do you think this salad is as a dinner salad. 6-8??????

  14. 14

    About how many adults would this feed as a dinner salad

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