simple side dish: far out far eastern salad

dear world,

do you ever think, dinner tonight will be so good, but i could really use a little something green to balance out my meal? sometimes a can of green beans or frozen peas is just not the right answer. the far out far eastern salad is a great accompaniment to any main dish.

far out far eastern salad

salad ingredients: 1 medium head of your favorite lettuce or 1 bunch of mixed greens, 2 green onions, 2 small carrots, a handful of roasted peanuts

  1. wash and dry lettuce or greens and toss in a large bowl
  2. add thinly sliced green onions (both white and green parts)
  3. add thinly sliced carrot coins
  4. crush peanuts with a frying pan or chopper and add just before serving

dressing ingredients: 3 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar (white wine vinegar is a fine substitute), scant 2 tbsp sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, pinch of white pepper, 1/4 tsp minced green onion

  1. whisk first 4 ingredients together until sugar dissolves
  2. whisk in remaining ingredients

the recipe above makes two large side salads or four smaller salads. doubling works great if you have a larger family. i usually mix the dressing in a 2 cup pyrex measuring cup for easing pouring and easier to clean up.

happy eating,

cm

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