Japanese Spinach Salad with Ginger Dressing, Edamame and Orange

When you eat in a Japanese restaurant that delicious ice berg lettuce salad taste so good, but offers little in nutrition. Here’s the similar dressing but over a combination of spinach and edamame. More flavor, texture and healthier.


1.Combine onion, oil, vinegar, ginger, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender. Process until combined.

2.Boil or steam edamame for one minute.  Drain and rinse with cold water.  Add to serving bowl along with spinach, carrot, bell pepper and tangerines.  Add dressing and, mix well.


3 tablespoons minced onion

3 tablespoons oil

1 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 tsp sesame oil

2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger

1 tablespoon ketchup

1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

½  teaspoon minced garlic

1/8th tsp  salt

1 cup shelled edamame

6 oz fresh spinach

1 medium carrot, grated ( 1 ½ cups)

1 medium red bell pepper, very thinly sliced

1 Small tangerines or small orange diced


Nutritional Analysis Per Serving

Calories 225

Protein 4.3g

Carbohydrate 28g

Fiber 6.1g

Fat 12g

Saturated Fat 1.3g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 170mg

Serves 4

Nutrition Watch: Edamame contains 8 grams of fibre per cup.  This represent one third of a woman’s daily intake.  This can lower the risk of heart disease and the omega 3 fatty acids in edamame lowers blood cholesterol.