Friday, April 5, 2013

cooking: asian cabbage salad with ginger shallot dressing

i had a friend over for dinner and since we have a shared love for salads and fresh baked bread, that is exactly what we had!
asian cabbage salad with ginger shallot dressing
i was in the mood for asian flavors so i decided to steer away from the typical romaine and use nappa cabbage as my base.
asian cabbage salad with ginger shallot dressing
i  added tons of veggies and some cilantro as an aromatic
asian cabbage salad with ginger shallot dressing
but let's rewind and start with the dressing.
in a salad shaker add some rice vinegar, olive oil, small diced shallots and some freshly grated ginger.
asian cabbage salad with ginger shallot dressing
add some salt and pepper and shake that baby up!
asian cabbage salad with ginger shallot dressing
so back to the nappa cabbage, slice it very thinly.
asian cabbage salad with ginger shallot dressing
i used a mandolin to cut some celery and red cabbage,
asian cabbage salad with ginger shallot dressing
added to the mix are carrots
asian cabbage salad with ginger shallot dressing
and some radishes.
asian cabbage salad with ginger shallot dressing
garnish your salad with some sesame seeds and thinly sliced almonds.
asian cabbage salad with ginger shallot dressing
toss your salad with your dressing.
asian cabbage salad with ginger shallot dressing
if you want the cabbage to soften then let the salad set before serving.
adding some grilled chicken to the salad will make it a bit heartier.
eat and enjoy!








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