25 May 2010

Green Tea Salad

It's all about tea this week.

Tea isn't just for drinking.
We can add it to sweet & savory treats, too.

Did you know that you can make a salad dressing
using green tea leaves?

I've adapted this recipe from an issue of
Rachael Ray's magazine.

Here's what we need:

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, sliced
1/4 cup green tea leaves
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
1 jalapeno (stemmed, seeded & finely chopped)
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
One 5-ounce bag mixed baby greens

Here's what we need to do:

(1) In a small skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until golden,
about 3 minutes.

(2) In a small bowl, combine the tea leaves, lemon juice,
soy sauce, fish sauce, ginger, jalapeno & garlic .
Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

(3) Strain the dressing into a bowl, pressing with a spoon,
and discard the solids. Add sesame seeds.

(4) Toss with the mixed greens and serve immediately.

Now you can have your green tea
and eat it, too!


  1. OMG seriously??? I am so trying this today!!! thank u Claire sweetie :)

  2. Enjoy your salad Nuit! Thanks for saying HI today :)

  3. I am so glad you commented on my blog, because you're genius! Love this.


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