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What is a good recipe for Oriental salad?

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The Asian salad with sesame dressing by Robert Irvine is a good Oriental salad recipe. A tangy dressing and sweet mandarin oranges complement greens and other vegetables such as baby corn, red bell peppers and tomatoes.

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To make Asian salad with sesame dressing, start with the dressing. Start a blender on a low speed and add the following ingredients one at a time while blending: 1/8 cup of rice wine vinegar, 1 quartered shallot clove, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper, 2 teaspoons of tahini or peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds. Keep the blender running and add 1/2 cup of sesame oil in a slow stream. Set the dressing aside.

For the salad, soak 6 cups of mixed greens in water to remove any dirt, then dry them in a salad spinner and shred them into bite-sized pieces. In a large bowl, toss the greens with 1 cup of baby corn, 1 8-ounce can of drained mandarin orange segments, 1 julienned red bell pepper, 1 4-ounce can of rinsed water chestnuts and 1 cup of halved grape tomatoes. Toss with some of the dressing to lightly coat the salad. Serve the salad with some additional dressing on the side.

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