Sunday, February 13, 2011

Crisp Cauliflower, Pear and Radicchio Salad With Ginger Sesame Vinaigrette

Well, I didn't hold a hosting party for TEDx Manhattan's live webcast yesterday of "Changing the Way We Eat", but I had a lot of fun playing with my food while watching it.  


The Salad
There was really nothing to making this salad except tearing up a few radicchio leaves, breaking up a few cauliflower florets, slicing an Anjou pear and topping it with delicious Ginger Sesame Vinaigrette.

My palette of gorgeous colors:

Ginger Sesame Vinaigrette
1 small shallot
1 tbs grated fresh ginger
2 tbs tahini
1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
1/4 cup organic brown rice vinegar
1/4 cup organic canola oil
1 tbs freshly squeezed orange or lime juice (I used orange)
2 tbs toasted hulled sesame seeds (I omitted for this recipe)

Place all ingredients except sesame seeds in bowl and emulsify with handheld blender (I made it in a small food processor).  Stir in sesame seeds.  Makes about 1 cup.  Recipe from Clean Food cookbook.

The Ginger Sesame Vinaigrette, oh so fresh.


Here's just a picture that looks so fresh and pretty.


Makes a nutritious snack.  Cauliflower is not only an anti-inflammatory food, but is loaded with antioxidants and is a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids.


Squeeze a little lemon over the pears to keep them fresh looking if packaging leftovers for later.



21 comments:

  1. Oh that sounds and look awesome, so healthy and gorgeous!

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  2. Wow! This is the sort of salad recipe that may even get my kids to eat radicchio. ;)

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  3. You aren't kidding! that is gorgeous and I love the addition of ginger; it's one of my all time favorite spices. :)

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  4. The looks fabulous. A nice healthy salad that is easy to put together.

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  5. Your dressing looks soooo good. I am writing it down in my "binder bustin with recipes" right now! Your salad looks beautiful--a feast for the eyes as well as the tummy.
    Can't wait to go through your blog!!
    Peace & Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

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  6. That dressing is very interesting :) would taste great wih various salads :)

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  7. I've been going through my comments and feel so bad that I haven't responded. I've been reading so many nice comments and I know how much time it takes to leave a comment. Thank you all for loving this recipe. I felt like an artist when I made it! The combination was so nice. The dressing is terrific and memorable. I think about the flavor often and it's so easy to whip up when I'm craving it.

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