Smoked salmon bowl with sesame-coated avocado, crisp radish slices, edamame beans, fresh cucumber and carrots all drizzled in a lively wasabi, sesame and ginger dressing then sprinkled with crunchy wasabi peas. This meal ticks all the boxes and…it require no cooking. Nope, none.
I buy smoked salmon at Costco: it’s reasonably priced and they sell wild salmon.
I toasted some sesame seeds and pressed the cut sides of the avocado into the seeds. It adds texture to the buttery smooth avocado and a little nuttiness. And it looks kind of pretty.
Let’s just pause a moment and give thanks for this dressing. Seriously. It’s that good. I first made it for this salad several weeks ago and since then have made it several times over and tried it on different salads. Oil, seasoned rice vinegar, soy, ginger, a touch of brown sugar, sesame oil, wasabi paste and garlic (of course).
Have you tried wasabi peas? I’m sure you have, they come in a foil bag or a cardboard cylinder and their crunch and nose-burning tingle are addictive. I chopped some of those up and topped the salad with them for extra crunch and a hit of wasabi-ness.
I’m making this salad again tonight. It has a lot to love – quick to throw together, no-cook, fresh, lively and good for me with a decadent allure, yep, a decadent allure. I guess you’re just going to have to make it and see for yourself. Toodles xo.
A HANDY PIN-IT PIC FOR YOU TO SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND YOUR FOLLOWERS ON PINTEREST
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 1 avocado, quartered
- 2 large carrots, shredded
- 2 small cucumbers, sliced
- 1/2 small red onion, cut into thin wedges
- 6 oz (170g) smoked salmon
- 1/2 cup frozen edamame beans, thawed
- 4 radish, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup wasabi peas, roughly chopped (find in the Asian section of most grocery stores)
- SESAME GINGER DRESSING
- 2 tablespoons canola or avocado oil
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons roughly chopped ginger
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- To make the dressing: Place all ingredients in a small blender; blend until smooth.
- Place sesame seeds in small dish. Press cut sides of avocado into sesame seeds.
- Arrange carrots, cucumber, avocado, onion, salmon, edamame and radish in two bowls or on plates. Drizzle with dressing; scatter with wasabi peas. Serves 2.