Farmers Market Salad with Shaved Carrots, Beets and Snap Peas with an Orange Miso Dressing
This beautiful salad, inspired by fresh produce from the farmers market has a delectable sweet tart dressing that I want to put on everything. The key to good salad is to make sure there are a variety of textures and colors, so it's as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eyes.
Prep the veggies. Wash and scrub the carrots and then thinly shave them with a sharp vegetable peeler and pile the carrots in the middle of the platter.
Wash and scrub the beets then thinly slice them using a mandoline slicer. Alternatively, you can also shave these with a veggie peeler or very sharp knife. Tuck the beets around the edges of the carrots on two sides.
Remove the stems and strings from the sugar snap peas and then cut them in half along their "spine." Arrange them around the carrots, alternating with the beets.
Tuck the lettuce under and around the veggies on the edges of the platter, then arrange the orange supremes over the lettuce.
Make the dressing. Put the orange zest and juice in a small bowl and whisk in the miso until totally smooth. Whisk in the rice wine vinegar and sesame oil and taste for seasoning. Depending on how salty your miso is, add additional salt and some pepper to taste if desired. Drizzle the dressing over the arranged salad, and sprinkle the whole lot with the sesame seeds. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to 3 hours before serving. Garnish with fresh herbs.
Serving: 1gCalories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 230mgPotassium: 510mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 9876IUVitamin C: 53mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 2mg