This crispy salad uses authentic Asian ingredients and the sauce is delicious. If you can find mirin in an Asian grocery store, it makes it much more authentic and not too sweet.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the oil, vinegar, soy sauce, mirin, and sesame seeds in a small bowl, then set aside. Toss together the romaine, bok choy, carrot, almonds, and croutons in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss to coat, and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

361.3 calories; 4.6 g protein; 10.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 764.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2008
I probably shouldn't review this recipe since I made quite a few changes but it's such a good jumping off point. I didn't have sesame seeds so I used 1/4 cup canola oil and 2 T sesame oil 1/4 cup rice vinegar 3 T soy sauce and 1 T red cooking wine (no mirin). I also added grilled steak (marinated for 15 minutes in the salad dressing) yellow pepper and mandarin oranges. Very good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2008
Well as written I can only give this 3 stars. But there is a lot of potential here! I made it as written and I thought it could use a bit of sprucing up. Next time I would add sliced scallions to the salad double the bok choy and leave the romaine out altogether. But really it's the dressing that needs some work. It could use some less oil in place of some sesame oil some fresh grated ginger maybe some red pepper flakes...Thanks anyway but I probably won't be making again! Read More
(7)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2008
I probably shouldn't review this recipe since I made quite a few changes but it's such a good jumping off point. I didn't have sesame seeds so I used 1/4 cup canola oil and 2 T sesame oil 1/4 cup rice vinegar 3 T soy sauce and 1 T red cooking wine (no mirin). I also added grilled steak (marinated for 15 minutes in the salad dressing) yellow pepper and mandarin oranges. Very good! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2008
I probably shouldn't review this recipe since I made quite a few changes but it's such a good jumping off point. I didn't have sesame seeds so I used 1/4 cup canola oil and 2 T sesame oil 1/4 cup rice vinegar 3 T soy sauce and 1 T red cooking wine (no mirin). I also added grilled steak (marinated for 15 minutes in the salad dressing) yellow pepper and mandarin oranges. Very good! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2010
I have never tried bok choy in a salad before and I LOVED it! The dressing had a great Asian sesame flavor and the texture of the bok choy carrots and almonds was wonderful. I omitted the croutons - they don't seem to fit with the other ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2009
salad was excellent with mandarin oranges and yellow peppers added. dressing was good but a bit too oily. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2008
Well as written I can only give this 3 stars. But there is a lot of potential here! I made it as written and I thought it could use a bit of sprucing up. Next time I would add sliced scallions to the salad double the bok choy and leave the romaine out altogether. But really it's the dressing that needs some work. It could use some less oil in place of some sesame oil some fresh grated ginger maybe some red pepper flakes...Thanks anyway but I probably won't be making again! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2009
I used only 2 T oil and added red and yellow peppers. Will try the mandarin oranges next time. Instead of sesame seeds and croutons I used Mrs. May's sesame crunch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2011
I finally found baby bok choy in an asian market! It makes a refreshing salad that would be good with cucumber too. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2009
A good idea that turned out alright. Definitely needed mandarin oranges and less oil in the dressing. Following other reviewers I took liberties with the sauce- Walnut Oil & Olive Oil as the base soy sauce red wine vinegar and toasted sesame seeds yielded something I was happy to eat but would be concerned about serving. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/25/2010
With a salad of all of its sections it's the dressing that needs the directions. Cause if the dressing don't sing then forget the whole thing -- it's no salad it's a veggie collection. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2008
Delicious! Everyone loved it. Great on a hot day! Read More
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