Asian Pear and Watercress Salad with Sesame Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 (1/2-inch-thick) slice peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup Asian sesame paste* or smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons Asian sesame oil*
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chile paste with garlic*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • For salad
    • 1 1/2 lb Asian pear (1 large or 2 medium)
    • 4 cups trimmed watercress sprigs (from 2 bunches; 10 oz)
    • 1 carrot, finely shredded

    • *Available at some Asian markets and by mail order from Ethnic Grocer (800-523-1961).

    Description

    Active Time: 20 Min Start To Finish: 20 Min

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