Asian salad



We made some new friends and yesterday was invited over for dinner at their place. It was going to be an Asian inspired dinner and so I offered to bring an Asian salad. I decided to keep the salad vegetarian as chicken teriyaki was the main course.
The recipe was from this book. The salad was delicious and so light. Everyone enjoyed it. I added some cooked noodles on the top, which added a visual impact to the dish..somehow for me, noodles and ‘asian’ go together.

For the dressing

Fresh lime juice 4 tablespoon
Olive oil 3 tbsp
Sesame seed oil 1 tbsp
Soy sauce 1 tbsp
A good pinch of brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
Garlic clove finely sliced- half clove
1 fresh chilly, seeded and finely sliced
1 large handful of cilantro and basil, chopped ( I only used cilantro)

Mix all the above into a bottle and shake vigorously. I didnot measure all the ingredients, just rough measurements and adjusted the taste.

For the salad

Combine veggies( I used thinly sliced bell pepper, finely sliced cabbage, cucumber diced, scallions, snow peas, broccoli sprouts)

Noodles: I cut the noodles into about 2 inch pieces, cooked in boiling water.

Heate some sesame oil, add some sliced scallions, ginger,soysauce . To this add the cooked noodles and give a quick stir. Add to the top of the veggies. This step takes the salad a step up from ordinary.

Decorate with toasted sesame seeds and cilantro!!

5 responses »

  1. I have posted the dressing recipe.
    The noodles were the fresh kind- in the salad aisle with the tofu and chinese stuff. I made the regular noodles (stirfry kind) with the rest of the noodles, and they were really good. I don’t remember the brand name. Thanks Shaheen..this was my first template when I first moved to wordpress. And now I back again to the same one.

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