salad

  • Beans & Peas Cheese Vegetables

    Mixed Beans & Haloumi Salad

    This salad is a variation of my ‘Edamame Mixed Beans Salad’. I often add Fetta Cheese to the salad, but today I added fried Haloumi and plenty of leafy salad vegetables. It’s a perfect side dish for BBQ with your friends and guests. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup Edamame Beans *thawed if frozen1 can …

  • Vegetables

    Sweet & Sour Wombok

    When I prepare a Japanese style dinner, I always serve a dish of pickled vegetable OR something refreshing and salty. This dish is a Chinese inspired pickled salad. I added a generous amount of Sesame Oil to it. Simple and delicious! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1/4 Wombok *about 450g1/2 teaspoon Salt *reduce the amount if …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Goma-ae’ Wombok Sesame Salad

    ‘Goma-ae’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables dressed with sweet sesame seed sauce. A variety of vegetables are suitable for the dish, but I have found Wombok is tricky. It tend to turn bland. For Wombok, an extra Salt is needed. And I believe Ginger and Sesame Oil improve the flavour. This ‘Goma-ae’ Wombok is …

  • Prawn & Shrimp

    Bang Bang Prawns

    In some countries, this dish is called ‘Bang Bang Shrimps’. Here in Australia, the word ‘Shrimp’ is not commonly used for this type of seafood. I call this dish ‘Bang Bang Prawns’. I first tried a famous TV cook’s recipe. She uses Buttermilk to coat Prawns and it seems the common method. However, Buttermilk didn’t …

  • Vegetables

    Wombok & Tuna Salad

    This Asian flavoured salad of Wombok can be made very quickly. The thick white parts of Wombok often takes longer to get seasoned and softened, but I have found a trick. I use Salt and Microwave. It’s very quick and easy. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1/4 Wombok *Today it weighed 450g1/2 teaspoon Salt *reduce the …

  • Vegetables

    Red Cabbage Salad with Sesame Dressing

    Today I seasoned this Red Cabbage Salad with my Garlic Sesame Dressing, that I most frequently use fo salads. You can replace Garlic with Ginger, OR you may wish to use both. This Cabbage Salad can be a great side dish. Make it a few hours before you serve it, so that Red Cabbage will …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Lentil & Caper Salad

    Any cooked Beans can be used for this salad, but I like small beans such as Lentils and Azuki Beans. I often add Wholegrain Mustard to this type of salad, but today I added Capers, and it was delicious. I thought Italian Herbs would be lovely in this salad, so I added Dried Italian Mixed …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Soy Bean Salad with Miso Wasabi Sauce

    Soy Bean Salad is very versatile and you can season it with any sauce you like. ‘Crispy Chilli Oil’ and ‘Gochujang Mayo Dressing’ are really delicious. Today I used Japanese seasonings, that are Miso and Wasabi. I know many people don’t enjoy the spiciness of Wasabi. Add only a small amount, so that you will …

  • Beans & Peas

    Soy Bean Salad with Gochujang Mayo Dressing

    Please use Boiled Soy Beans OR Edamame Beans (Young Soy Beans) for this salad. Crunchy Vegetables are suitable for this salad as the Boiled Soy Beans and Edamame Beans are crunchy. You can season this salad with your favourite dressing, but today I used the same Gochujang Mayo Dressing that I used for ‘Cabbage & …

  • Fruit Vegetables

    Turnip & Persimmon ‘Namasu’

    ‘Namasu’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables that are seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar. Most commonly Daikon and Carrot are used. This is a seasonal variation and it is quite popular. In autumn, when people harvest Persimmon fruit, they use it for a variety of salads. This is one of them. Turnip is popularly …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Soy Beans & Tuna Mayo Salad

    I made this salad based on my ‘Tuna Mayo & Mixed Beans Salad’ replacing Mixed Beans with Boiled Soy Beans and Corn Kernels. The mixture of Tuna and Mayonnaise goes well with anything, but I like to mix it with crunchy Vegetables. Crunchy Boiled Soy Beans are perfect. Makes 2 to 3 Servings Ingredients 1/2 …

  • Vegetables

    Mexican Inspired Red Cabbage Salad

    This Red Cabbage Salad can be a great side dish for your BBQ, OR you can use it for your Tacos. I don’t know if this is truely Mexican, but I always use Cumin, Coriander, Chilli and Oregano to season Mexican flavoured dishes. So, I added them to this salad. The flavour is Mexican to …

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