Asian Pear And Watercress Salad With Sesame Dressing Recipe

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Servings: 4

Ingredients

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  • For dressing
  • 1 x (1/2 inch-thick) slice peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 c. Asian sesame paste* or possibly smooth peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp. Asian sesame oil*
  • 1/4 c. rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp Asian chile paste with garlic*
  • 1/2 tsp salt For salad
  • 1 1/2 lb Asian pear (1 large or possibly 2 medium)
  • 4 c. trimmed watercress sprigs (from 2 bunches, 10 ounce)
  • 1 x carrot, finely shredded

Directions

  1. *Available at some Asian markets and by mail order from Ethnic Grocer
  2. Make dressing: Blend all dressing ingredients in a blender till smooth.
  3. Prepare salad: Peel pear and cut into 1/8- to 1/4 inch-thick julienne, then transfer to a bowl.
  4. Combine watercress and pear in a bowl, then season with salt and pepper and toss gently. Divide among plates, then drizzle with some dressing and sprinkle with carrot. serves 4
  5. Cooks' note: Dressing keeps, covered tightly and chilled, 1 week.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 269g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 286  
Calories from Fat 162 57%
Total Fat 18.79g 23%
Saturated Fat 2.62g 10%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 316mg 13%
Potassium 457mg 13%
Total Carbs 28.53g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7.5g 25%
Sugars 17.48g 12%
Protein 4.59g 7%
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