Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Cold Vegetable Salad with Spice Dressing Recipes

Ingredients :
10 Spinach leaves, cut in 5 mm strips
300 g sake or ordinary beans, topped and tailed
80 g snow pea sprouts
100 g bean sprouts
1 red capsicum, cit in fine strips
1 spanish onion, finely sliced from top to base

SPICE DRESSING
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 small red chilli, chopped
2 tablespoon desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon brown vinegar
1/3 cup water

How to make :
1. Remove stem from spinach, slice leaves thinly. Cut beans into 10 cm lengths. Remove long stems from snow pea sprouts.
2. Place beans in pan of boiling water, cook for 1 minute to blanch, drain. Combine spinach, beans, snow pea and bean sprouts, capsicum and onion in bowl.
3. To make Dressing : Heat oil in a pan, add garlic, ginger, chilli and coconut, stir-fry over medium heat for 1 minutes Add Vinegar and water, simmer for 1 minute, allow to cool.
4. To serve, add dressing to vegetables, toss until combined.

Note :
Any blanched vegetables are suitable to use. Try to use a variety of vegetables for colourful appearance.

HINT
Dressing can be added up to 30 minutes before serving.

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 8 minutes
Serves 4.

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