Are you taste testing all those Christmas cookies and eating all the mistakes? Are you trying out that perfect cheesy appetizer, indulging in that extra holiday cocktail, and starting to feel like maybe you should eat something light and healthy before the big day arrives? I have the perfect meal for you.
A salad of spinach, topped with smoked trout, oranges, red onions, and drizzled with a sweet lime and sesame oil dressing. The salad is not only flavorful but light in calories. It is a guilt free meal that is welcomed at this time of the year when we are all a little over indulgent.
Sweet Lime and Sesame Oil Dressing
- 4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 tsp. or more sesame seed oil
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 2 tsp. honey
- 1 garlic clove, grated
- 1/2 tsp. grated ginger
- salt and pepper to taste
This salad dressing can be adjusted to your taste and how many greens you are dressing. Save any dressing not used in the refrigerator for up to one week.
As far as the salad is concerned, toss fresh spinach with a little of the dressing. Top the spinach with smoked trout (or any other smoked fish that you prefer), very thinly sliced red onion, and fresh orange sections. Drizzle with addition dressing.
I like to serve this salad with a crusty bread that is toasted, drizzled with olive oil and topped with a feta cheese, thyme, and honey mixture. Add a chilled glass of white wine to drink and you have a lovely meal.
Indulge in this delicious salad and feel no guilt. Now… where is that cookie that I just baked.