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Cranberry Sesame Salad

Kathy Fang

For this Thanksgiving, make this salad. With hints of cranberry and sesame, it gives off the perfect amount of sweetness. 

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For the sesame dressing

  • 1/2 Cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • 3 Tablespoons hot water
  • 1/4 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 Teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 Cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons yuzu

For the toppings

  • 8 Ounces baby spinach
  • 3/4 Cups cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil


For the sesame dressing

Blend dressing ingredients together in a blender. 

Taste the blended dressing. Add more honey for a sweeter dressing or more soy sauce for a salty dressing. 

For the toppings

Toss dressing over the spinach, cranberries, and pecans — enjoy!