Crunchy Asian Cabbage Salad

Crunchy Asian Cabbage Salad

It all started with leftover cabbage. I had half a head remaining from the Curried Lentil Stew I made two weeks ago. Cabbage has a pretty long shelf-life, but I was at the point of use it or lose it. Well, you know me – I’m not going to throw out perfectly good food if I can help it.

I decided to try my hand at an Asian Cabbage Salad. After reading several recipes, I pulled ideas,  added my own, finally creating a quick and very tasty salad.

You can use red, green, or a combination of cabbage. The red has more bang for the buck in terms of nutrients, and is a bit thicker. I tried it all three ways. It just boils down to a matter of preference and what you have in the house.

ASIAN CABBAGE SALAD – makes a little over 4 cups

  • 4 cups cabbage, shredded (any kind of cabbage will do)
  • 1/2 cup scallions, sliced
  • 8 oz can pineapple rings, drained & sliced
  • 2 T sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 tsp dried ginger
  • 2½ T sesame oil
  • 2½ T rice vinegar
  • 3-4 T slivered almonds, toasted

In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, scallions, pineapple, and sesame seeds.

In a small bowl mix together the sugar, salt, ginger, sesame oil, and rice vinegar. Pour over cabbage mixture.

Toss in almonds at serving time.




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