Since I’m not in school and don’t have any children to pack school lunches for, today, I figured I’d still celebrate “Back to School” with a great idea for a work lunch.
This spiralized salad has so much flavor, keeps well int he refrigerator, and is one of those desk meals that will make your coworkers envious. It’s colorful, packed with protein and uses one of my favorite dressings/marinades from Tessemae’s.
I used Tessemae’s Soy Ginger, which doubles as a dressing and a marinade. I first marinated the chicken and then used the rest to dress the salad. The ingredients in all of Tessemae’s products are real, which I love – you all know I’m obsessed with their BBQ Sauce (Matty’s BBQ.) The ingredients for their Soy Ginger Dressing & Marinade are: Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Tamari Sauce (Water, Organic Soybeans, Salt, Organic Vinegar), Organic Lemon Juice, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Garlic, Organic Mustard (Organic Vinegar, Water, Organic Mustard Seed, Sea Salt, Organic Turmeric, Organic Spices), Organic Ginger, Sea Salt.
That’s it! Organic, gluten-free, non-GMO.
I wanted a little more texture to the dressing, so I whisked in some almond butter, which totally elevated the flavors in this Soy Ginger dressing. To find out where you can buy this bottled dressing, go to their website or you can purchase online here. And if you can’t find the dressing and want to make this immediately, I’d whisk together soy sauce, grated ginger, minced garlic, rice vinegar, and honey. That should mimic the flavors!
The real star of this recipe are the spiralized carrots and bell peppers, of course – they give the dish a great crunch (although they soften nicely the longer they sit in the dressing), beautiful color, and the carrots pick up the sweet notes in the dressing, making every bite addictive.
If you’re a vegetarian or simply don’t like chicken, you can still enjoy the flavors of this spiralized salad – just sub in your favorite protein. A baked tofu in soy sauce, some quinoa, or even just some chickpeas would do the trick.
Note: This post was sponsored by Tessemae’s. However, all opinions are my own, always.
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 12 points
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