Quick and easy summer salad
May 22, 2007, 1:06 pm
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I got the recipe for this from the Peppy Stepford Wife Herself, Sanda Lee of Semi-Homemade Cooking. Cheesy tablescape is purely optional. I have altered it a tiny bit, because I’m just that way. It throws together in no time, and you can keep the ingredients around to have it for an emergency meal. My people like it, but they’ll eat anything so I’m not so sure that’s a great endorsement.

1 bag shredded cole-slaw cabbage
1 big can chop-suey or chow mein vegetables
1 big can chicken (or 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded)
1 small can rice noodles, or chow mein noodles
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar (or 2 tablespoon regular vinegar and 2 tablespoons water)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

Mix together the vegetables and chicken. In a small bowl, combine the mayo, soy sauce, vinegar, and oil. Toss everything together and top with the noodles.

You can also add those baby corn things, or water chestnuts, or whatever you like. You could use a can of bean spouts, a can of baby corn, and a can of water chestnuts, if you don’t want the peppers and celery that’s in the chop suey vegetable mix. Or, use frozen stir-fry vegetables, just give them a quick zap in the microwave.

Another summer salad recipe:
Asian style broccoli slaw

2 whole stalks of broccoli and shred in a food processor (OR! Use a bag of broccoli slaw)
2 green onions, sliced very thin
1 package of beef ramen noodles, crushed, and keep the little package of seasoning
1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds (or chopped, or sliced, whatever)

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
seasoning packet from the ramen noodles
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Mix the broccoli and onions together.
Mix the mayo, vinegar, soy sauce, ramen seasoning, and sesame oil, to make the dressing.
Stir the dressing into the vegetables.
Immediately before serving, stir in the ramen noodles and top with the toasted almonds.

If you mix the noodles in too soon, they’ll get mushy and weird.
You can also top this with toasted sesame seeds instead of almonds.

So, what’s you’re favorite summer salad recipe?

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