As Montrealers, one of our favourite activities is without a doubt eating! Even better is enjoying a laid-back meal surrounded by our favourite people, amirite? While meat is generally the main attraction, you definitely need some worthy sides to go with. So as the adventurous, health-conscious eater that you are, you're looking for fresh, delicious greens to compliment your carnivorous activities, or even to be the star of the whole damn show!

Japanese-Style Cobb

  • 3 170 g boneless chicken breast halves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 2 head Romaine lettuce, washed and cut crosswise
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into eight wedges
  • 2 avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1 cup Wafu® Original Sesame Japanese Dressing

Get full directions here.


Rapini Asparagus Sesame Salad

  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • Salt for boiling water
  • ½ lb broccoli rabe, trimmed
  • ½ lb asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons Wafu® Original Sesame Japanese Dressing
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

Get full directions here.


Steak Salad with Coriander

  • 400 g steak fillet (2½ cm thick)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tomato, cut into eight wedges
  • ½ Spanish onion, sliced
  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup lettuce, torn into bite-size bits
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 8 tablespoons Wafu® Ginger Carrot Japanese Dressing
  • ½ teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Get full directions here.


Tomato Prosciutto and Arugula Salad

  • 450 grams cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 113 grams thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 2 cups baby arugula leaves
  • 4 tablespoons Wafu® Wasabi Edamame Japanese Dressing

Get full directions here.


Wasabi Tossed Seared Red Tuna Salad

  • 225 grams sushi grade ahi tuna
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Black and white toasted sesame seeds
  • 4 cups mixed greens
  • ½ cucumber, julienned
  • Black and white toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 4 tablespoons Wafu® Wasabi Edamame Japanese Dressing

Get full directions here.


The secret to any good salad is using choice ingredients. Now, while some of you may be inclined to think that you don't win friends with salad (cue congo line), Wafu's delectable and authentic line of Japenese-style dressings are guaranteed to not only take your salads to the next level but also garner you some instant popularity in the process. With four original and versatile varieties (Original Sesame, Original Sesame Light, Ginger Carrot and Wasabi Edamame), Wafu perfectly japanizes (that's a word, right?) your favourite food and dishes with no artificial colours or flavours, no trans fat, and are low in or have no cholesterol/saturated fat.

Just because salad is essentially vegetation, it doesn't mean it can't taste delicious! Show off to your foodie friends the next time you're cooking with one of these tasty salads, just don't forget the Wafu!

For even more delicious salads, check out Wafu's website and Facebook page for daily recipes and meal inspirations.

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