Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a knock off of a salad that we get at a local restaurant here in Des Peres, Missouri called Gerards. It is pretty close to his recipe and is a wonderful starter to a meal. I love the crunch and the soy in the dressing! Light and healthy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all of the lettuce, veggies, sesame seeds and cheese (if you are using it).
  2. Whisk together soy sauce, vegetable oil, sesame oil and vinegar.
  3. Drizzle 1/2 over the salad and toss to coat. Add more dressing to taste.
  4. Finish with cracked black pepper if you like.


Most Helpful

I must be missing something but the salad dressing didn't do it for me at all. I did enjoy the variety of vegetables in the salad although after my first dish I skipped the lettuce. I also didn't have bean sprouts but I am fond of them so I'm sure I would have liked that as well. The dressing was far too oily though for my taste and too strong a soy flavour for me and I really love soy so I was surprised I didn't enjoy it more. I ended up adding more vinegar, some sugar and powdered ginger to try to make it more palatable but it just didn't work for me at all. I followed the dressing pretty close aside from reducing the amounts. I am thinking with the higher reviews, it must be just my personal taste. Made for team Mischief Makers, ZWT#7, Pacific Islands.

Just_Ducky!! June 29, 2011

I loved this versatile salad. I didn't add all the ingredients partly because I ran out of room in my salad bowl and partly to suit my family's tastes. I found the flavour of the soy sauce in the dressing to be a bit too strong but everything else was great. Made for Vegetarian Swap 12.

Dreamer in Ontario July 29, 2009

Loved everything about this salad. The dressing is simple and tasty. I used toasted sesame seeds but followed the rest of the recipe (ok, I skipped the tomato on my salad, but DH had it on his so it counts). Thanks!!

Kim127 July 13, 2009

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