Sarina’s Spinach-Ginger Salad (recipe)

This quick and simple salad is perked up by the addition of slivered stem ginger. Stem ginger is an ingredient that doesn’t get as much love as I think it should. It’s usually found in the baking aisle, but at times I have seen it hiding rather uncomfortably in the aisles that house ‘international ingredients’ and/or random salad dressings.

From the Good Food Channel:

Preserved or stem ginger is made from tender young ginger root – which is technically not a root at all but a rhizome or underground stem of a tropical plant.

Finely chop or slice the ginger pieces to sprinkle over cream, ice cream, mascarpone, pancakes and fruit salads, adding a little syrup from the jar too if a sauce is desired.

Preserved ginger goes especially well with chocolate, caramel and honey.

Watercress Salad W/ Ginger

INGREDIENTS:
spinach
slivered stem ginger (stored in syrup)
1 bag shredded carrot

(play around with the proportions, do what’s right for you!)

DRESSING:
8 ounces sesame tahini
juice of 1/2 medium sized lemon
2 medium sized garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt or Himalayan crystal salt
1 cup filtered or spring water

METHOD:
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Pour over salad and toss.

Season with freshly cracked pepper and salt to taste.

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  • http://www.fastrecipes.com fast cooker

    It look very interesting. I never tried something like it.
    .-= fast cooker´s last blog ..Superfast Dinner Recipes =-.

  • http://www.fastrecipes.com fast cooker

    It look very interesting. I never tried something like it.
    .-= fast cooker´s last blog ..Superfast Dinner Recipes =-.

  • Sebastian

    this is very nice. my mom is gonna love this. ginger and tahini are def favorites of hers. but i dont know where to get ginger in syrup…

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      Dear Sebastian, I got the stem ginger in a regular supermarket (I was surprised thinking that I would have to go to a gourmet store). You have to look hard for it though, as only a few bottles are sometimes on the shelf :)

  • Sebastian

    this is very nice. my mom is gonna love this. ginger and tahini are def favorites of hers. but i dont know where to get ginger in syrup…

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      Dear Sebastian, I got the stem ginger in a regular supermarket (I was surprised thinking that I would have to go to a gourmet store). You have to look hard for it though, as only a few bottles are sometimes on the shelf :)