Thai Lemongrass-Mint Balsamaic & Gourmet Toasted Sesame Oil Pairing Ideas

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Thai Lemongrass-Mint Balsamic & Toasted Sesame Oil Infused Asian Fusion Salad

- 1 cup mixed greens
- 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken
- 1 cup cooked and chilled rice noodles
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
- 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
- 1/4 cup Thai Lemongrass-Mint Balsamic
- 2 tablespoons Gourmet Toasted Sesame Oil

1. **Prepare the Salad Base:**
- In a large bowl, combine the mixed greens, shredded chicken, rice noodles, shredded carrots, and sliced red bell pepper.

2. **Create the Dressing:**
- In a small bowl, whisk together the Thai Lemongrass-Mint Balsamic and Toasted Sesame Oil until well combined.

3. **Toss and Dress:**
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat. Ensure an even distribution of the flavorful dressing.

4. **Garnish:**
- Sprinkle fresh cilantro, mint, chopped peanuts, and toasted sesame seeds over the top for a burst of colors and textures.

5. **Serve and Enjoy!
- Divide the salad into individual bowls and serve immediately. It's a perfect light and refreshing meal with a delightful Thai-inspired twist!

*** Alternative Uses:
1. **Marinade for Grilled Shrimp:**
- Combine the Thai Lemongrass-Mint Balsamic and Toasted Sesame Oil as a marinade for shrimp before grilling. The flavors will infuse beautifully into the seafood.

2. **Stir-Fry Sauce:**
- Use the pairing as a stir-fry sauce for vegetables, tofu, or your choice of protein. It adds a unique and savory kick to your stir-fry creations.

3. **Dipping Sauce for Spring Rolls:**
- Mix the two oils for a delicious dipping sauce for fresh spring rolls. It brings a zesty and aromatic element to the classic dipping experience.

4. **Drizzle for Noodle Bowls:**
- Drizzle this combination over cold noodle bowls for a quick and tasty lunch option. It's an instant flavor upgrade!

Feel free to get creative and adapt this recipe to your preferences!

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