Asian Crunch Salad

I would like to introduce you to my favorite green salad. It is perfection in every bite. The crisp vegis. The juicy oranges. The flavorful herbs. And of course, the crunch. If you find yourself with a huge head of cabbage this year, skip the coleslaw and make this instead. You can thank me later.

Asian Crunch Salad
inspired by Gourmet . serves 4

1/2 lb snow peas
4 c cabbage, cut into long, thin strips
4 c romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
1 c mandarian orange segments
1/8 c soy sauce
1/8 c fresh lemon juice (apx 1 lemon)
1/2 T white vinegar
1/2 T Asian sesame oil
1/8 c vegetable oil
1 T sugar (or agave nectar)
1 t salt
1/2 t black pepper
4 scallions, chopped
1/2 c chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 c sliced almonds, toasted (or chow mein noodles)
2 T sesame seeds, toasted

Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil. Add snow peas and cook until just tender, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a colander and rinse with cold water to stop cooking. Drain well. Place in a large bowl and add cabbage, lettuce, oranges, scallions and cilantro.

In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lemon juice, vinegar, sesame oil, vegetable oil, sugar, salt, and pepper. Add to salad and toss well. To serve, sprinkle with sesame seeds and almonds or chow mein noodles.


Kamela Cody said...

That looks absolutely amazing!!! Well..all the food on your blog does!

Amanda Nicole said...

This looks like something found in a restaurant! Wonderful.

vicki (simply hue) said...

This looks delicious! I'm going to give it a try. :)

Dana said...

I'm always looking for new salads to serve with Asian food. I'm in a rut and ready to try something new. I love everything in there.

lisaiscooking said...

I really like cabbage combined with lettuces, and the snow peas here are another favorite. Sounds delicious.

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

Oh my, this is totally a salad that I would love eating. Love your blog. You will enjoy your cruise. You should prepare well before going.

Michelle said...

This looks tasty! Just wanted to let you know I since I enjoy reading your blog, I listed you as a recommended blog in my "Honest Scrap" post! It's basically the equivalent of chain mail, but fun!

Juliana said...

This salad looks great...very colorful and yummie!

Cookie Cutter said...

It's embarrassing but I've never thought of making Asian salads (aside from Japanese ones) despite being Asian. Thanks for enlightening me!

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo this sounds like the most perfect salad! I love all the crunch in there.

Erin said...

I made this and am totally hooked! Then I had my family try it out as well and they, too, are addicted. Thank you!