Time: 30 minutes. Using a mix of small-to-larger and delicate-to-crunchy greens makes this salad lively. The vibrant dressing contains only a teaspoon of oil.
1 pt. fresh carrot juice
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon Sriracha (Asian chili sauce) or 1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 teaspoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 large orange or yellow bell pepper
6 ounces sunflower sprouts (1 1/2 qts. lightly packed) or 5 oz. mixed baby lettuces (2 qts.)
1 1/2 cups lightly packed pea shoots or micro greens
1 1/2 cups lightly packed mild or spicy sprouts such as clover or radish
1/3 cup long, fine shreds of carrot, preferably shredded with a mandoline
How to Make It
Make dressing: In a wide, 3- to 4-qt. saucepan, boil carrot juice over medium-high heat, stirring often, until reduced to 1/4 cup, 12 to 15 minutes. Pour into a small bowl and let cool. Whisk in remaining dressing ingredients.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. Toast sunflower seeds in a shallow pan until light golden, shaking pan occasionally, 4 to 8 minutes. Let cool.
Trim off membrane and curved ends of bell pepper. Cut pepper lengthwise into very thin slices.
In a large bowl, use your hands to toss and separate all vegetables until evenly mixed. Pour seeds and dressing on top; mix gently. Season with salt to taste.
Note: Raw sprouts can occasionally contain bacteria that cause foodborne illness, so children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems should avoid eating them.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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This is really really good, so healthy too. It's addictive, when I make it people keep picking at it until the platter is totally empty. A great salad with asian flavored meals, or a salad buffet. I'm making it today for a ton of people along with:
Asparagus stir fry,
Kale and seaweed salad,
Snow peas and mushrooms,
Sesame tofu in lettuce cups,
Lemongrass meatballs in lettuce cups,
Carrot ginger soup,
Mango and berries salad
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