'Plain Jane' Salad with Poppy Tahini Dressing

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'Plain Jane' Salad with Poppy Tahini Dressing
"Plain Jane" Salad with Poppy Tahini Dressing
Amie Valpone

"Plain Jane" Salad with Poppy Tahini Dressing

I’m all about plain Jane meals.

I mean, who doesn’t love a simple salad?

It’s kinda like that feeling when you have been away from your kitchen for too long... traveling or on vacation... and all you want to do is get into your own kitchen to enjoy a clean, fresh salad.

Am I right?

You know, it’s the simple plain Jane salad that we all love — but this time with a bit of a twist with a fancy poppy seed dressing.

So, go ahead and say hello to my new favorite lunch.

4
Servings
253
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1 large Roma tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 medium-sized red onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 Cup unsweetened green tea
  • 2 Tablespoons grapefruit juice
  • 1/6 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/6 Teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

Directions

Arrange the lettuce, tomato, red onion, and cucumbers in a large serving bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Transfer to a sealed container. Refrigerate the vegetables and dressing for 2 hours before serving. When ready to serve, pour the dressing over the salad right before serving. Enjoy.

Salad Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Salad Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Salad Wine Pairing

Salads with vinegar-based dressings don't go well with wine. Albariño, torrontés, or riesling with seafood or poultry salads in mayonnaise- or cream-based dressings; pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillion, or grüner veltliner with salads with lemon juice-based dressings.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
28%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Protein
8g
16%
Carbs
19g
6%
Vitamin A
222µg
25%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.8%
Vitamin C
13mg
22%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
1.9%
Vitamin K
74µg
93%
Calcium
240mg
24%
Fiber
6g
24%
Folate (food)
114µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
114µg
28%
Iron
4mg
23%
Magnesium
76mg
19%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
11%
Phosphorus
321mg
46%
Polyunsaturated
8g
N/A
Potassium
588mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
33.1%
Zinc
2mg
15%