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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Savory Saturday: delicious cabbage salad

This salad is adapted from Karmel and Blumer's Pizza on the Grill, called the "Hong Kong Confetti Salad" (p. 124):
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons peeled and finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (it had a lot of heat so I cut it down to 1/8)
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 small head red cabbage, cored, then cut crosswise into the narrowest ribbons possible and separated
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut length-wise into the thinnest strips possible
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut length-wise into the thinnest stripes possible
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1/2 cup chopped lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves

Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, lime juice, honey, ginger, and cayenne. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the carrots, cabbage, bell peppers, onion, and cilantro and toss thoroughly. Toss with the dressing to coat well, then garnish with the sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Note: If preparing more than an hour in advance, keep the cabbage separate and dress the salad just before serving (otherwise the whole salad will be purple).


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    1. It is so good Twitter Mom! You will love it.


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    1. So delicious - but it has a bit of heat. I need to edit the post and let people know that!


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