We are getting glimpses of summer here in the Northwest! It isn’t here to stay yet but we are hopeful. When I recently asked on Facebook what type of recipes my readers would like to see I got several requests for summer salads so today’s recipe is for just that. My dear friend Deb introduced me to Panera several years ago when she sent me their cookbook. I am a big fan of their salads and today’s recipe is a favorite.
I love the flavor of sesame oil in the Asian dressing that goes with this recipe.
For me the true mark of a good salad is the perfect combination of flavor and texture and this one has it – you’ve got great flavor with the sesame oil, ginger, cilantro, mandarin oranges and then it is topped with the texture of wonton strips, almonds and sesame seeds.
For some other delicious summer salads you may enjoy these:
recipe adapted from Recipage.com