Spring Green Salad with Orange Sesame Dressing

A light and fresh salad tossed with unique spring vegetables and an orange sesame dressing is great to add to your lunch-time rotation. The orange sesame dressing is perfect for Spring and can be used on any of your favorite salads.

Orange juice combined with JOI and sesame seeds create a bright and tangy dressing that coats the arugula, asparagus, and zucchini. By quickly blanching asparagus tips, you can add a unique twist to an everyday salad recipe. 

Add some color with thinly sliced red onion and bell pepper to really create a show stopping Spring Green Salad with delicious Orange Sesame Dressing. 


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Spring Green Salad

Servings: 4

Keywords: Salad

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins




  • 5 cups arugula
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 6 stalks of asparagus, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced or peeled into ribbons
  • ¼ a red onion, thinly sliced 
  • ¼ cup JOI nut base
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ Tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ Tablespoon sesame seeds
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil and toss in the chopped asparagus. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then drain and place the asparagus in a mixing bowl with water and ice to stop the cooking process.
  2. Alternatively to blanching the asparagus, cut it into thin pieces or ribbons with a mandolin or vegetable peeler and add raw to the salad.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine arugula, yellow bell pepper, asparagus, zucchini, and onion. Toss to combine well.
  4. In a smaller bowl make the dressing by whisking the JOI nut base, orange juice, garlic powder, sesame seeds, salt, and pepper.
  5. Toss the dressing in the salad and top with extra sesame seeds. Served immediately. Enjoy!