Sunday, August 7, 2011

Summer Salad Links & Asian Coleslaw

First, my coleslaw: 

Cabbage is easy, cheap, and has numerous health benefits.  I often make an Asian-inspired coleslaw as an alternative the to classic mayonnaise version.  It's easy, and I just add whatever I'm in the mood for like:
  • half a cabbage sliced, or a package of thinly sliced coleslaw mix
  • shredded or matchstick carrots (optional)
  • rice wine vinegar
  • sesame oil
  • soy sauce or tamari sauce
  • date syrup or molasses
  • lots of sesame seeds (toasting optional)
  • dried cranberries, preferably unsweetened
  • washed bean sprouts (optional)
  • Optional: Before serving crumble instant egg noodles/Raman noodles into the salad. 

Now, for the invaluable links:

I just came across one of the most comprehensive lists of mouthwatering salads I have seen on the web, in link form.  It is well organized and you are sure to find something to fit your occasion.  My problem was, where to start?  The list was compiled by Leora A of Here in HP.  Check out her great list of Simple Summer Salads!

Photo by Leora @ Here in HP
I was especially intrigued by some of the "Light Meal Salads," including
Ilana-Davita's Salade Ni├žoise – Carbohydrate-Free Recipe
Leora's Japanese Noodle Vegetable Salad with Peanut Sauce
Chanita Harel's Tuna,Red Cabbage and Caper Salad 

There are also several recipes for vegetarian pate / mock chopped liver, such as the two recipes posted by Laura of Pragmatic Attic in her post "Tastes Like the Real Thing Vegetarian Chopped Liver."

Hey, look, Leora included my Quinoa Tabbouleh!

While we're talking salad, have you heard of purslane?  I'm still intrigued by urban foraging, but the summer seems barren of edible weeds.  Not so!  Mimi of Israeli Kitchen introduces purslane and how to eat it in her post, "Purslane, Summer's Edible Weed."

For a compilation of my salad posts, CLICK HERE.  Some salads you'll find here:

1 comment:

  1. I've been making less coleslaw type recipes because I keep making sauerkraut. I suppose there could be room for two cabbage recipes on a table!

    I think the red cabbage, caper and tuna salad is from here: http://momsrecipesandmore.blogspot.com/2011/02/tunared-cabbage-and-caper-salad.html

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