A Quick & Easy Oriental Salad

Filed Under Cooking & Food on January 29, 2011 | 2 Comments

Asian SaladWhen I started this experiment with blogging food stuff, I said that cooking was all about sharing, no post better illustrates that than this one. This is my take on a recipe that I got from Bren Finan, which he got from a friend of his, who got it from her mother, who probably got it from hers, and so on back through the ages. Bren’s friend’s mum happens to be Japanese, hence, this is an oriental salad. I’ve made my own alterations to the original as Bren thought it to me, and goodness know how many other alterations there have been, so the chances are very little of the original is recognisable!

This is a wonderfully imprecise dish, and open to infinite variety, so please please please experiment. Just use this post as a starting point, not as an end point.

Anyhow, when I make this salad I use the following:

  • A family pack of mixed leaves (i.e. a 100g bag with pre-washed lettuce of different colours in it)
  • One Apple
  • Half a block of mature red cheddar cheese, i.e. about 100g (bet this bit isn’t traditionally Japanese!)
  • A quarter of a cucumber (I like to get organic)
  • A handful of Cherry Tomatoes (I always get Organic, especially for a salad)
  • Some Mixed chopped nuts (I just use a small sprinkling, and you can use whole nuts too)
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Soy Sauce
  • Freshly ground black pepper & salt

The Ingredients

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