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which dressing for warm salad

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seacliff Thu 10-Sep-20 16:33:35

I am trying to eat healthy and am vegetarian, but I am not a good cook. I had a delicious but simple meal out recently. It was warm salad of spiced quinoa, edamane bean, squash, spring onion, tomato and sesame dressing with halloumi. I am trying to recreate it. Has anyone an idea please of what dressing I should use, or any other tips. I wonder if they used tahini? Thanks

Esspee Thu 10-Sep-20 17:32:19

Did it look creamy seacliff? If so it might be tahini.
I tend to use my normal dressings at room temperature over a hot salad as I have never been confident about heating dressings - probably because I have never seen it done.
Thinking about it I have had hot chicken livers and bacon served on a spinach salad but I didn’t really consider the hot bacon fat as a dressing and as a vegetarian that wouldn’t work for you.
A vinaigrette dressing is my usual. I vary the oil, vinegar/citrus juice and herbs and seasonings to suit whatever I am serving.
Tonight I am using olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, sugar and fresh coriander.

seacliff Thu 10-Sep-20 18:10:55

Thanks Esspee. It wasn't creamy, not really visible at all. Maybe they put some chilli flakes in the quinoa and then just added a oil etc dressing. I may just email them and ask, they can always say no. It was just tasty not hot, and the warmth was great.