Chinese chopped salad is an exotic combination of fresh fruits, vegetables, and a blend of herbs. The strangest part is the use of ginger and spices. Many people think that this dish is very difficult to make, and most times, it is. There are several ways to make this salad and use it at any time of the year.
Most Asian salad dishes are famous for their rich combination of savory and sweet. Some even add some spice for extra measure. This recipe has that mixture all rolled into one. The oranges and honey provide the savor. The cucumber and tofu give you the sweet too.
Ingredients Of Fresh Asian Salad
The salad starts with a fresh pineapple that has been cut into strips and placed into a container with two spoons of lime juice, one teaspoon of sesame oil, and some sea salt. The best way to make sure the pineapple stays fresh is to keep it in the refrigerator. Also, don’t wash the slices of pineapple well as you might have removed some seeds when you cut them. This will make the dish taste bitter.
Once all the pieces are placed in a bowl, mix all the ingredients until the salad has a nice paste consistency. Then cut into the pieces and serve immediately.
If you don’t have time to make a whole chopped lettuce container, you can always use the leaves. Cut the leaves in half and place in a bowl with one tablespoon of honey and two teaspoons of sesame oil. Then place the sliced lettuce into the bowl and add a bit of water to make sure the salad will stay fresh.
Servings Around A Asian Salad
The salad should be served with fresh basil leaves and a slice of cucumber. When the basil is wilting, just sprinkle on some salt and serve immediately. You can also serve the salad with rice or noodles. And then add some tofu and cucumber for a little something different.
In this traditional way of cooking, the vegetables are chopped up before serving. However, you can also cut some vegetables when you cook. You might find the texture is different, but you can still enjoy the taste—this Asian dish.
Chopped Oriental salad can be eaten for a small or large gathering. And will bring about many compliments from your guests. You might even get to be on the menu at your next party.
If you like to cook and plan a week-long party, you can start making exotic Asian dishes. If you want to take this idea a step further and make it the main course at the event, you can have appetizers made ahead of time and serve the main course while serving your guests with appetizers.
Some people prefer to chop salads themselves instead of having a professional prepare the dish. You can use an electric juicer or even a food processor. To chop the vegetables into smaller pieces.
Before you begin, make sure you have a good quality pair of chop scissors and a cutting board to cut the vegetables up. You should also have a good knife or a meat slicer handy for cutting the meats.
Once you get the hang of it, you can chop vegetables by hand or with your electric juicer. It isn’t hard once you learn the process. When you get good at it, you won’t have any problem chopping all the vegetables into smaller pieces.
Make sure you serve your salad with fresh vegetables and fruits. You don’t want to serve your guests with anything sitting around and spoiling for some time.