Green Tea Salad

March 31, 2020

green tea salad

Tea is a natural ingredient to spice up any homemade salad dressing recipe, adding unique flavors and health benefits that come with tea. How satisfying to bite into a leafy green tea salad with this delicious salad dressing, free of added sugars and fats.
 
COOK TIME: 5 min
PREP TIME: 15 min
SERVINGS: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup green tea leaves
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 jalapeno stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 5 ounce bag mixed baby greens (about 8 cups)

Preparation

In a small skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes; set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the tea leaves, lemon juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and ginger. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Strain the dressing into a bowl, pressing with a spoon, and discard the solids.

Stir the jalapeno, peanuts, coconut, sesame seeds and reserved garlic into the dressing. Toss with the mixed greens in a salad bowl and serve with the lemon wedges.



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Good tea but....
Hi Brenda - If you like more of the chocolate notes, have you tried blending the Samurai Spirit with our Maharaja Oolong Chai? It is a delicious blend that will give you a little more spice and chocolate with cocoa nibs and cinnamon...a personal fave! :)
One of my favorites!!!