salad

  • Vegetables

    Carrot & Tomato Fish Sauce Salad

    The other day when I cooked Thai flavoured Chicken for dinner, I wanted to serve something refreshing. And I made this salad. Because it was so good, I wrote down how I made it. Today I made it again according to my notes, and I added Coriander leaves, even though I knew I would receive …

  • Vegetables

    Gochujang & Sesame Salad Dressing

    This is my Korean inspired salad dressing. Fresh salad vegetables such as Lettuce and Cucumber, and cooked vegetables such as Spinach and Carrot, are all suitable with this dressing sauce. Taste the sauce and alter the flavour to suit your taste. You may wish to add extra Gochujang, but 1 teaspoon is maximum for me. …

  • Vegetables

    Takuan & Cabbage Ponzu Salad

    ‘Takuan’ is Japanese pickled Daikon. As ‘Takuan’ is commonly seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar, it can be a great ingredient for salads. Today I mixed it with Cabbage. I often use boiling kettle water to slightly cook Cabbage, so that I can reduce the volume. You may wish to blanch it in salted water. …

  • Vegetables

    No-Mayonnaise Coleslaw

    No Mayonnaise and No Dairy are needed to make this Coleslaw. This is an absolutely simple recipe, yet this Coleslaw is really good. It goes well with Asian dishes, Western dishes and other dishes in many different flavours. Makes 4 to 6 Ingredients 500g Cabbage *choose soft & juicy Cabbage1/2 Carrot *slice into thin strips1/2 …

  • Vegetables

    Takuan (Pickled Daikon) & Lettuce Salad

    On the other day when I shared my ‘Takuan’ (Pickled Daikon) recipe, I received a request for ideas to use ‘Takuan’. ‘Takuan’ is pickled Daikon. You can use it just like other pickled Vegetables. ‘Takuan’ is seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar. It is a perfect ingredient for Salad. Because it is quite salty and …

  • Vegetables

    Thai Inspired Red Cabbage Salad

    If you are tired of ordinary coleslaw and want something different, try this South Asian flavoured Cabbage Salad. I hesitate to call this dressing ‘Thai’, but it is definitely inspired by ‘Thai’ dressing. You may wish to add fresh Chilli, but I used Chilli Garlic Sauce as I usually don’t have fresh Chilli. I added …

  • Vegetables

    Pumpkin Salad

    This is the Pumpkin version of ‘My Family’s Potato Salad’. Japanese Pumpkin, which texture is similar to dry type Potato, should be used. However, it is impossible to find where I live. Today I used Kent Pumpkin. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1/6 to 1/4 Pumpkin *about 600 to 700g100g Bacon *cut into small pieces1 Cucumber …

  • Vegetables

    Simple Coleslaw

    My favourite Cabbage is Savoy Cabbage. It is soft and juicy, almost like Lettuce, when it is in season in Spring. Simple Coleslaw is a good way to eat it. Here is my recipe of the very basic Coleslaw. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 500g Cabbage *choose soft & juicy Cabbage1/2 Carrot *slice into …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Broccoli Potato Salad

    My Family’s Potato Salad is a special salad for us. Everyone loves it and it always reminds us my mother’s kitchen. It is not hard to make but it is time consuming. This ‘Broccoli Potato Salad’ is almost identical but much easier to prepare as I don’t mash the Potatoes. A whole head of Broccoli …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Mimosa Green Salad

    When I was a uni student many decades ago, some of my good friends were living in the apartment called ‘Mimosa House’, and they introduced me the ‘Mimosa Salad’. The base salad could be Potato Salad or Green Salad, but we called any salads ‘Mimosa Salad’ if they were covered with crumbled Egg White and …

  • Pork Soba Vegetables

    Soba & Pork Salad with Spicy Sauce

    This is an altered version of my ‘Soba & Pork Salad With Mentsuyu Sauce’. When I wanted to eat something spicy, I added extra ingredients to the ‘Mentsuyu’ (Noodle Dipping Sauce). You can eat the noodles and salad with the sauce as a dipping sauce, or just pour it over. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 2 …

  • Vegetables

    Curry Flavoured Cauliflower & Smoked Sausage Salad

    This dish is totally identical to my ‘Curry Flavoured Smoked Sausage & Potato Salad’. I simply replaced Potatoes with Cauliflower. I always use European style Smoked Sausages such as Kransky that is very common in Australia. The sausages can be quite salty, so please add Salt & Pepper cautiously. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 500 to …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Hijiki Salad

    I recently received a question about how Hijiki can be cooked. Hijili is a blackish coloured Sea Vegetable. In Japan, it is used for many dishes. Most commonly it is simmered in Dashi Stock seasoned with Soy Sauce, with Soy Beans, Tofu products, or Vegetables such as Carrot. But, Hijiki can be added to Salad. …

  • Mazegohan Vegetables

    Mixed Grains & Black Bean Salad

    I cooked Mixed Grain today. Because I added some Black Rice, it turned purple. I was planning to make a Rice Salad, but the colour of the Mixed Grains reminded me my ‘Cuban Black Beans’, and I ended up making this salad. Because it was so good, I am now writing down how I made …

  • Vegetables

    Broccoli Caesar Salad

    Caesar Salad Dressing is popular. You may have a bottle of it in your fridge. This is a simple salad of Broccoli dressed with the dressing. I recommend to add Nuts such as Almonds to this salad. You can use uncooked Broccoli, but I prefer Broccoli slightly cooked, only slightly. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 …

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