January 30, 2012

Pinned & Produced: Asian Slaw


I pinned this salad right before Jennie Doezie came for Christmas. I’ve now had it four times since then. Four times in a month. It’s that good.

I took this salad to a baby shower last week with hopes that some leftovers might come home for me to share with my Hubby. No such luck.  Some ladies almost licked the bowl clean.

I’m not going to try to take the credit for it’s deliciousness. I told all the ladies at the shower that I found the salad on Pinterest. To which they all replied, “What’s Pinterest?” Um ...

The original post can be found on a blog called Once Upon a Chef.  Check it out for step by step photos and directions. I only took one photo of all the ingredients in the bowl before I added the dressing because it’s so colorful and happy.

When I made this last week I altered the recipe just slightly by adding store bought broccoli slaw instead of coleslaw. I felt like the coleslaw was a little too soggy last time I made the salad. The broccoli slaw held up great though.  Also, I held off adding my dressing until right before the shower started. The flavors were still wonderful, but everything was less drippy and soggy. I must have soggy salad issues. Other slight changes: low sodium soy sauce and regular rice wine vinegar – because that’s what I had.

Look at all the veggies in this salad! Peppers, carrots, edemame, broccoli slaw {hiding at the bottom}! Oh man, now I’m salivating.

Try this salad.  Your husband will love it. You will love it too. If you have non-picky kids, they will scarf it down. And you can thank me later.

For the Dressing
¼ cup honey
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
1 tablespoon peanut butter

½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon hot sauce

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 large garlic clove, minced

For the Slaw
4 cups prepared shredded coleslaw (or broccoli slaw)
2 cups prepared shredded carrots (or grated in food processor)
1 red pepper, thinly sliced into bite size pieces
1 cup pre-cooked, shelled edamame (available fresh or frozen)
2 medium scallions, finely chopped
½ cup chopped salted peanuts (you can also leave them whole)
½ cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro


1. Make the dressing by combining all ingredients in medium bowl. Stir until peanut butter is dissolved. Set aside.

2. Combine all of the slaw ingredients in a large bowl. Add dressing and toss well. Let sit at least 10 minutes so vegetables have a chance to soak up the dressing. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary (I usually add a bit more salt but go by your own taste). Serve cold.


The Queen Vee said...

It's yummy, I know because I've made it two times in the past month.

squeezeme said...

Yum! I'll add this to my end of the month menu. Thanks!!

Christa said...

thanks for posting this. wish my family would try it, but I am going to make it anyway and hope for the best. you are the best share-ER.

Aiketa said...

When I finnish my exams (next Monday) I will work on the translation of my grandma's escudella (the soup recipe you asked me ages ago). I promise you will have it soon!!!

AllisonK said...

I can't wait to try it. It looks yummy.

Apis Melliflora said...

Yum and I know that for a fact. My family wouldn't eat it, but that didn't stop me. I ate the entire thing for lunches in a week.

lee kriel said...

yup. made it for my family. they all loved it. then made it for a luncheon today. 6 people asked me for the recipe. no joke.

thank you so much for sharing.