Chopped Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

Homemade vinaigrettes are easy to make and can add amazing flavor to your dishes. Try them for salad dressing, marinades, dips, and sauces!

Makes 6 servings • 1 serving = about 1.5 cups

For the salad:

  • ½ head Napa cabbage, chopped
  • 1 large handful radicchio leaves, chopped
  • 1 large handful kale, chopped
  • 8 small tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 4-6 scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup toasted, unsalted cashews
  • a few mint leaves, chopped

For the vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons neutral vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a small separate bowl or jar, combine all vinaigrette ingredients and whisk or shake well to combine.

Pour the vinaigrette over the salad; toss through with tongs to distribute evenly. Heap the salad onto a large plate and serve.