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Field Salad with Warm Soy Dressing

Tips: Any combination of salad greens will work, but we used prepackaged greens labeled "spring mix." Toast pine nuts on a baking sheet at 350º for 5 minutes. They burn quickly, so watch them. Look for mirin in the Asian section of your grocery store.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 1996

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 2 cups)


  • 2 (5-ounce) bags gourmet salad greens (about 16 cups)
  • 1 cup red bell pepper strips
  • 1 cup diagonally sliced snow peas
  • 1/3 cup diagonally sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine soy sauce and remaining ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 90 seconds, and stir well. Pour dressing over salad, tossing gently to coat.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 52
  • Calories from fat: 55%
  • Fat: 3.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 1.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.3g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 199mg
  • Calcium: 13mg

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Field Salad with Warm Soy Dressing Recipe