Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Chinese Salad


I hope you enjoy this Salad, so easy and delicious, it's perfect by itself or with your favorite fish or any other meat! Enjoy!

Serves 5-6
Ingredients:
  • 1 shredded green cabbage
  • ½ a red Cabbage shredded
  • 2 julienned carrots
  • 1 julienned jalapeno pepper
  • ½ small red onion thinly sliced
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 can (11oz) Mandarin Oranges in light syrup 
  • 1 T toasted Sesame seeds
Dressing:
  • 2½ T Vegetable oil
  • ½ T sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Chili Oil
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 3 T rice vinegar
  • 1½ T granulated sugar
  • 1 T toasted sesame seeds
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

In a small bowl combine the ingredients to make the dressing, to this mixture also add in the syrup from the can of mandarin oranges and also add in 1 tablespoon of  chopped cilantro.  Mix well, then taste the flavor and season with salt and pepper if needed. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before using it.

In a  large bowl combine the ingredients to make the salad: Green Cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, onion, jalapeno and the rest of the cilantro, season with 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds, toss to combine, then top the salad with the mandarin oranges. 

Pour the dressing over the salad and serve. (I recommend you add the dressing 5 minutes before serving the salad, this time will allow the cabbage to really absorb all the flavors in the dressing!
Enjoy!

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