|(Photo from Taste of Home)|
I did leave out the radishes because they just aren't our favorites -- although they would have added to the colorful look of the salad. If you enjoy radishes, I would recommend adding them. The second time I made the salad, I used 2 oranges instead of one.
For the dressing, although I did find the sesame ginger dressing the recipe calls for, it was a pricey brand and I could not justify spending $3.38 on a bottle of salad dressing. After a little bit of internet research and some brainstorming with myself( I only wanted to use items already in my pantry) , I came up with this recipe, which worked admirably:
Dressing for Asian Salads
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
1 to 2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Tablespoon Mongolian Fire Oil
Place all ingredients in a small jar with a tight cover. Make sure cover is tightly screwed on and shake the dressing very well. Add to salad just before serving. This would be wonderful for any Asian-type salad.
This is a delicious and very healthy salad. The combination of rice, nuts, and edamame is what makes it so hearty.