Asian salad with grilled flank steak
I've made this for my culinarily unadventurous husband and pretty easy to please three year old and they both love it! (It probably helps that I use red leaf lettuce and purple carrots and "really curly" noodles to keep the three year old excited, but that's another story.)
There are lots of substitutions you can make to this recipe to really make it your own: change the protien, choose a different nut, use different raw vegetables -- whatever you enjoy! Also, this can be a great way to use up leftover protiens (like I did, with teriyaki-marinated flank steak) as long as the seasoning doesn't compete with the dressing.
Toasted sesame oil may not be a standard in your pantry, but if you enjoy asian foods it is a GREAT item to have on hand. It adds tons of flavor even when using very little oil. In fact, you have to be careful not to use too much!Submitted by: SPARKSWIFE