Thursday, August 25, 2011

Summer Salad with asian dressing

I have been missing in action. At least to a certain extent. Reason being too busy with work and some other new project I have taken up. If you saw the movie 'Julie and Julia', you should remember how restless Julie was when she skipped blogging for few days, I have been restless like that. I have so many ideas, recipes to try, experiment and blog about it, that just writing about those will make a lengthy blog post. Anyway, here is a quick and delicious salad for you all to enjoy. Pretty healthy too.

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Corn - 3 ears
Cucumber - 1 english cucumber or 2 regular cucumbers chopped into bite sized pieces.
Tomatoes - 1 large or 2 small
Scallions - 5 - 6 both green and white parts chopped
Cilantro - chopped about 3 TBSP (use a combination of mint and cilantro for a different flavor)

For the dressing:
Sesame Oil - 3 TBSP
Rice vinegar - 2 TBSP
Soy Sauce - 1 TBSP
Salt - to taste
Hot sauce - 1 tsp or to taste
Garlic - minced 1 clove
Ginger - grated about 1 tsp
Brown sugar - 1 tsp (optional)

In a colander, place chopped cucumbers. Sprinkle some salt and leave it in the sink for 30 minutes. Rinse and pat dry. Boil corn in salted water for about 15 - 20 minutes. You could grill them if you have a grill and use it. Run through cold water and shuck the corn kernels. Add it to the bowl along with cucumber. Add chopped tomatoes, scallion to the bowl. Add chopped cilantro and mix well. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients mentioned in the 'For the dressing' above. Or shake them in a jar. Pour it onto the veggies and mix well. Adjust salt if required and serve.

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  1. I love this refreshing salad I make a similar version very often.

  2. That's a refreshing salad. Perfect for summer

  3. Lovely dressing, thanks for sharing..salad looks colourful and healthy..

  4. beautiful salad...perfect for summer and love you place setting...

  5. salad looks so flavorful! i don't know why but i can imagine myself putting sriracha rooster sauce all over this!!

  6. Absolutely love your dressing, especially the addition of sesame oil/ginger/garlic in it.

  7. Looks absolutely perfect and delicious.. lovely pictures too :)

  8. just stunningly terrific photos

    Love the recipe, sounds like a delicious lunch!

  9. Looks like a great salad and love the dressing. I can't wait to try it.

  10. Sounds yummy! Cant wait to try it! Thanxl


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