Asian Salad Recipes

Asian Salads Recipes

Fanciful, formal, tossed, or composed, Asian salads adapt to any menu. Some introduce or accompany a meat; others satisfy as light entrees on those hot summer days when only something fresh and cool appeals to the appetite.

A salad can be an uncomplicated dish or a more elaborate one – a simple bowl of leafy greens tossed lightly with a traditional dressing, or an unusual combination of cooked vegetables attractively presented on a platter. Many of the salads in below page can be made ahead, they're ideal for daily meals, picnics or buffets.

Green Mango Salad

Preparation Time : 15 minutes

Ingredients :

1/2 tablespoon sambal belachan
1 tablespoon black prawn paste
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons black soy sauce
300g peeled and shredded or grated green mango

Bangkuang in Lettuce Leaf Packets

Preparation time : 30 minutes
Assembling time : 15 minutes

Ingredients :

50g dried squid
2 tablespoons oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
600g bangkuang, peeled and finely shredded
11/2 teaspoons soy sauce
few drops black soy sauce
375ml prawn, chicken or pork stock
1/4 teaspoon salt
20 leafy green lettuce leaves

Bean and Alfalfa Salad

Preparation Time : 20 minutes

Ingredients :

100g alfalfa
150g sprouting beans
3 sticks spring onions
2 chopped garlic
3 tablespoons sesame oil
11/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
20g roasted sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon English mustard
Salt and pepper

Bell Pepper and Pumpkin Salad with Sweet Sesame Vinaigrette

Preparation time : 35 minutes-20 minutes soaking time
Cooking time : 40 minutes

Ingredients :

500g (1 lb) pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cut into large chunks
60g (2oz) glass noodles
1 bell pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
3 teaspoon sesame seeds, dry roasted and coarsely pounded Chili oil, to garnish (optional)

3 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons black Chinese vinegar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon suga

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