Asian Salad + Pot Luck Recipes

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It’s that time of the year again. Time for holiday parties, pot luck-style! My Bible Study gals gathered for our annual holiday party, all bearing yummy contributions to share. In addition to our feasting, we also decided to have a cookie exchange this year. There’s nothing like a wonderful array of baked goods as a parting gift!  It was a lovely time, as usual. Of course we ate too much, as usual. But the upside, is that our gathering spawned this recipe for Asian Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette. I have also provided links to other perennial favorites that we enjoyed this year, as well as at parties past.


Asian Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Asian SaladThis Asian Salad is a light toss of mixed greens, Mandarin oranges, red pepper, avocado and toasted almonds, all dressed with a flavorful sesame ginger vinaigrette. Adding chicken or shrimp would make this a great entree salad. The recipe for this salad is included at the bottom of this post.


Pot Luck Recipes

As mentioned, there were a number of repeat recipes we enjoyed at this year’s pot luck, or were featured in past posts.  Enjoy these recipes at your next holiday party or any gathering throughout the year!



Champagne Holiday Punch

Note – You can make up a batch or two of this punch recipe without the champagne and orange liquor. Have guests mix a glass half full of punch and top off with either champagne and a splash of orange liquor, or with ginger ale for a non-alcoholic version. It’s delicious either way!

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Dill Pickle Dip

Aunt Janice’s Addictive Onion Dip

Pecan Orange Cookies

Asian Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Serving Size: Serves 6

Asian Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette


    Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled and finely minced or grated
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 c. canola oil
  • 11 oz. container mixed greens
  • 15 oz. can Mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 avocados sliced or cut into chunks
  • 1 red pepper cut into thin strips
  • 1/3 c. toasted sliced almonds


    Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette
  • Put all ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake to combine, until well blended. Store refrigerated if made in advance, Allow to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and shake well before using.
  • Toss mixed greens with enough dressing to coat. Arrange oranges, avocado and red pepper on top of greens. Drizzle with a little additional dressing and top with almonds. Enjoy!


Adapted from FiveheartHome Mixed Greens Salad with Mandarins, Toasted Almonds, & Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette.


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