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June 25, 2014

Green Salad with Ginger and Sesame Dressing || The Smoothie Lover

Summer vacation!!! I’ve been looking forward to this for such a long time. It’s wonderful – the weather is nice, I’m done with exams and a lot of my friends are graduating the Danish high school this week (I’ll do that next year), which means a lot of very happy people and graduation parties with wonderful friends (and delicious food (; ).

And look. The strawberries in the garden have begun to ripen. So delicious!

Homegrown strawberries. Food photography.

Green Salad with Ginger and Sesame Dressing || The Smoothie Lover Green Salad with Ginger and Sesame Dressing || The Smoothie Lover

Oh, and the Roskilde Festival starts on Sunday – I’m so exited. I went last year, (please don’t mind those amazingly bad photos in that post) and I’m sure it’s gonna be way better this year, since I’m going to live with four of my great friends. And Bastille will be playing – I can’t wait to hear them and all of the other musicians.

And talking about musicians and concerts… I’m going to a small Lewis Watson concert tonight with my lovely friends Karen and Signe. Oh, vacation is nice!

Green Salad with Ginger and Sesame Dressing || The Smoothie Lover

Dear Dearna over at To Her Core is currently writing a series of posts called “How to include more vegetables in your diet“. I’ve really enjoyed reading those posts (and I was dry honoured to even find some of my recipes featured there – thank you so much!). So many great ideas on how to get more vegetables.

Inspired by that series I decided to make a green salad for lunch today. I had a big bowl of quinoa porridge for breakfast and a ton of strawberries from the garden for a snack, so I wasn’t that hungry. But if you want a more filling salad just add in fish, chicken or tofu.

The dressing is very nice and fresh. A great summer salad. Enjoy!

Green Salad with Ginger and Sesame Dressing || The Smoothie Lover

BTW – I updated the post “Grain Free Crackers” with new (better!!!) photos :D


Green Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing

Prep Time: 5 hours

Cook Time: 5 hours


  • 1/2 tsp. grated ginger
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3 drops of honey
  • Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 handful leafy greens
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 cucumber


  1. In a small bowl mix together grated ginger, olive oil, soy sauce, white wine vinegar and lemon juice. Season with pepper and lemon juice. Let sit for 5 minutes (the longer the better). Add in the sesame seeds.
  2. Peel the carrot. Using a potato peeler, cut out thin slices of cucumber and carrot.
  3. In a big bowl mix together the leafy greens, cucumber and carrot. Toss with the dressing and serve right away.


For a more filling salad add in tuna sashimi, salmon sashimi (for pesco vegetarian), tofu (for vegetarian) or cooked chicken (for non-vegetarian).


20 responses to “Green Salad with Ginger Sesame Dressing”

  1. Beth says:

    Goodness, that salad looks so fresh and delicious! And for one I actually have all of the ingredients in – green salad for lunch for tomorrow, it is then!
    On another note, it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who goes mad when the strawberries ripen. Our strawberry plant is looking pretty tired, so we gave it a break and took a trip to a local pick-you-own farm today. Two kilos of strawberries later, and I’m stuck wondering what to do with them? Any ideas?

    • Thank you Beth :) Hope you like it!
      Haha, I go crazy when the strawberries ripen. TWO kilos?! That’s awesome. My brother and I bought like two and a half kilo yesterday, because well, they were cheap ;) Haha – I looove strawberries.
      Well, I’m writing a recipe on skinny yoghurt pana cotta with berries later today – that could be an idea ;)

  2. So glad you have been enjoying the posts :) And also that it’s inspired you to include to have a veggie-centric lunch – this looks delicious! Enjoy your summer vacation and festival, sounds like a lot of fun!

  3. Mary Frances says:

    So jealous of those gorgeous strawberries! I think they are my favorite summer fruit. And I love your bowl that you used for this shoot. You are such a talented photographer Josefine! Ginger is an underappreciate spice and you let it shine here! What a refreshing meal idea. Thanks so much for sharing, it sounds delicious!

  4. Trisha says:

    I love the looks of this salad!! so great :)

  5. Oh my gosh.. this looks soo good!!

  6. Beautiful strawberries! They would go perfect with the salad!! Yay school is over for the time being!!! :)

  7. Ooooh, this looks lovely! Such simple ingredients too! Those strawberries look amazing. I’m so excited for my wild blueberries to ripen!

  8. Yay summer vacation is awesome indeed! It’s sp great to have you back here!
    I hope you’ll have tons of fun in the festival – it sounds so lovely! And so does this salad. I adore how fresh and healthy it sounds. Can’t wait to try!

  9. This looks amazing! The salad sounds super delicious, I love Asian flavours, so I’m going to try it out for lunch this week! :)

  10. Renee @ AFS says:

    This looks so fresh and healthy and that ginger sesame dressing sounds amazing. Have fun today at the festival and enjoy your vacation!

  11. This looks amazing Josefine! I love all the colors in it! It looks so fresh!

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