salad

  • Ramen Vegetables

    Cold Ramen Noodle Salad

    This is a very popular summer dish in Japan and it’s called ‘Hiyashi Chūka (冷やし中華)’. I often crave it not only on a hot summer day. Toppings can be anything that you like, but traditionally popular toppings include thinly sliced Cucumber, thin Omelet, Roasted Pork or Ham, and Tomato. It is often served with Hot …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Beetroot & Potato Salad

    I used to be a Beetroot hater. I hated it so bad and didn’t want to put it into my mouth. But I love it now, and Canned Beetroot is my pantry essential. ‘Spinach, Beetroot & Fetta Salad’ is my No.1 Beetroot Salad. No. 2 is this ‘Beetroot & Potato Salad’. You can add Boiled …

  • Vegetables

    Spinach, Beetroot & Fetta Salad

    This is one of my Top 5 favourite salads. You don’t need any salad dressing for this salad. I only use some good quality Olive Oil, Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper. The sweetness and sourness from Canned Beetroots, and saltiness of delicious Fetta Cheese are good enough when combined with Baby Spinach. So easy! …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Spicy Chicken& Barley Salad

    This is a perfect lunch on a sunny day, or any day. It’s a salad to use up the leftover cooked Barley. Of course you can cook Barley to make this salad as it is so simple and easy. Use any salad dressing of your choice. Today I used ‘My Buttermilk Dressing’. Makes 2 Servings …

  • Vegetables

    Crunchy Barley Salad

    I love Barley and always stock a bag of Pearl Barley in the pantry. I use it mainly for soup. Sometimes I cook it with Rice. On the other day, I had some leftover cooked Barley, and I made a salad using it, just like the rice salad. It was amazing!!! Now, I love Barley …

  • Dressings & Vinaigrettes

    My French Dressing

    I was taught that the ratio of Vinegar to Oil is 1:2. I though the amount of Oil is too much and I always reduced it. If you reduce the amount of Oil, the dressing will separate back into Vinegar and Oil no matter how well you mixed it and whisked it. In that case, …

  • Vegetables

    Bashed Cucumber with Garlic and Sesame

    In Japan, when we make cucumber salad, we often gently bash the cucumber before cutting it, so that the centre gets slightly squashed and softened, and the cucumber pieces get seasoned better. Presenting well, too. ‘Bashed Cucumber Salad’ can be seasoned with any dressings or sauces of your choice. Find more Cucumber recipes here. Makes …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Cos Lettuce & Nori Salad

    Cos Lettuce is so good with Asian flavoured dressing. I tend to add Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce) because I always have it in the fridge and I like its spiciness. If you like spicy salad, you can add Fresh Chilli, Dry Chilli Flakes, Ground Chilli, Gochujang (Korean Spicy Miso), or etc. Sushi Nori is …

  • Vegetables

    Lettuce Salad With Miso Dressing

    In the region in Japan where I grew up, there is a traditional salad dish called ‘Chisha-momi’. ‘Chisha’ is a type of Red Leaf Lettuce and it has a slightly bitter taste. To remove the unpleasant bitterness, leaves are massaged with a small amount of Salt. That process is unnecessary when you use common Leaf …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Carrot & Potato Chips Salad

    When my son was young, he hated most vegetables. If I have chopped up the vegetables finely, he would have tried to remove those particles. The best solution was to cook the vegetables in the flavour he loved, that was curry flavour, OR to mix the vegetables with something he loved. This is a very …

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