I unlocked the Super Salad reward from Nike Training Club a little while ago, and had yet to try any of the recipes. So I thought I’d give this one a go today and I’m really happy I did.
It’s asian inspired and deliciously fresh. We don’t tend to think ‘salads’ in the winter, but this one tastes and reminds me of summertime.
Note: the recipe below is from unlocking the ‘Super Salad’ reward from Nike Training Club (2500 minutes), but I’ve made modifications to the original recipe. See the end of the post for why!
Energy Fusion Salad
Time: Less than 10 minutes.
- 1 Lime for juice & zest
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 ripe mango, cut into strips
- 1 cup snow peas
- 1/2 cup spring onions, sliced into rings
- 1 cup cucumber, sliced
- 2 cups mixed baby greens
- 1 cup kale, chopped
- 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds.
Create the dressing from the first 4 ingredients. Toss the salad with the dressing to coat.
The calorie count for MY salad was about 350 calories per serving. Sesame seeds are lovely, but surprisingly high in calories (the original salad called for one cup but that would have been 825 calories! 2 tbsps, as I used, was about 100). I also added more cucumber for crunch (a whopping extra 8 calories for a whole cup instead of half. WIN).
It doesn’t say how many people it’s supposed to serve, but I’d have a hard time finishing it all myself. I’m assuming it’s for two, but you can play around with the portions, add more greens, cucumber or mango if you like. If you use half the ingredients, it’s perfect for one and you can top it with 4-6 oz of tuna, chicken or another lean protein to deliver a more powerful protein punch.
TAKE IT TO GO!
This one is easy to pack for a lunch on the go to work or to class.
Toss all ingredients for the salad except the mango and place in a reusable container. Slice and peel the mango, but put it in a separate baggie or container to add to the salad later. Same with the dressing: use a tiny container to have the dressing ready to drizzle, or put it in a ziploc (roll up the plastic part to help seal it in, and tie with an elastic). Snip the tip of the bag when you’re ready to drizzle for ultimate dressing control.