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Hearty Asian Lettuce Salad

This meatless version of your favorite restaurant salad packs 13 grams of protein per serving and is bursting with juicy flavor. It's a brilliant choice for lunch or a busy-day dinner. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 cup ready-to-serve brown rice
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • 3 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sesame ginger salad dressing
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and sectioned
  • 4 radishes, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted


  • Prepare rice and edamame according to package directions.
  • In a large bowl, combine the salad greens, rice and edamame. Drizzle with salad dressing and toss to coat. Divide salad mixture between 2 plates; top with orange segments, radishes and almonds.
Health tip
  • This is a perfect cold-weather main dish salad when gardens are still under a layer of frost. For a heartier version, add sauteed shrimp or leftover rotisserie chicken.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 329 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 430mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 7g fiber), 13g protein.

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    • Emily
      May 9, 2019

      This salad was yummy, healthy, and filling. I followed the recipe exactly but added some grated ginger to give it a pop. I think the radishes can be omitted unless you’re just a fan of them.

    • Mrs_T
      Mar 29, 2012

      I tried this recipe last week for my husband and me, and we enjoyed it so much that I made this salad again for a potluck. It went over well there too!I didn't use the radishes as we really don't care for them. I used 2 oranges instead of one when making the salad the second time. I did find the ginger sesame dressing, but only in a pricey brand so I made my own Asian style dressing. We loved it and I can't imagine that the other dressing would have tasted any better than this. A definite keeper recipe!

    • ojc0806
      Mar 28, 2012

      I couldn't find the ginger sesame dressing so I used Asian style sesame dressing it was ok.