Tuesday, September 1, 2015

{soups-salads-and-salad-dressings} ASIAN SALAD



Serve this crunchy salad as a side with lettuce wraps, tacos or even burgers at a BBQ. The sweet and tangy flavor compliments most anything!

Recipe source: Cooking With Friends Kitchen

6 cups shredded Napa Cabbage

2 cups baby Bok Choy, chopped

1 bunch scallions, sliced and cut into 1 inch pieces

1 cup carrots, shredded or julienned

½ cup snow peas, slice and stems cut

¼ cup cilantro, washed and chopped

½ cup toasted almonds

2 cups crispy wonton strips (approximately 12 wonton wrappers)*

1/8 cup canola oil (for frying wontons)

2 tablespoons brown sugar

3 tablespoons soy sauce

4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 teaspoons sesame oil (more if you like a stronger sesame flavor)

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger

Juice from ½ lime

1/2 teaspoon salt

To make crispy wonton wrappers, heat the canola oil in a small 6 inch skillet. Cut the wonton wrapper squares into 5 strips. Once the oil is hot, cook the strips in batches until golden. Season with salt and transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Set aside.

To toast almonds, heat a small skillet. Cook the almonds for a few minutes until golden, shaking the pan frequently and keeping a close eye on them so they don't burn. Season with salt and set aside.

Place the cabbage, bok choy, carrots, scallions, snow peas and cilantro in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the sugar, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, lime juice and salt. Just before serving, toss the vegetables with the dressing and serve with the crunchy wontons and almonds on top.

*Make extra wontons and serve with duck sauce as a snack.

Serves 6 people


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