cabbage salad

Asian Cabbage Salad

Asian Cabbage Salad

Asian Cabbage Salad

I’ve had this recipe for a long time. Having found myself with a bunch of ramen noodles I decided to make it for a cook out. I forgot just how much I liked it. It is simple to make. You just crumble up ramen noodles and place in a strainer. Pour over boiling water, let them drain and mix with the rest of the ingredients. It also calls for shredded cabbage, but you could cole slaw mix. I admit I am not a big fan of the seasoning packet, which is called for in the dressing. You can just leave it out and add a little extra salt. That’s what I did.

Asian Cabbage Salad

1 (3 oz.) package ramen style noodles
4 c. shredded cabbage, you could use cole slaw mix                                                                      2 c. baby spinach
4 green onions, sliced
2 T. sesame seeds
3 T. vinegar
2 T. sugar
2 T. oil
1/2 t. ground white pepper
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. slivered almonds
Crush noodles slightly, place in colander. Pour boiling water over the noodles to soften slightly. Drain well. In mixing bowl combine the noodles, cabbage, onions and sesame seeds. For dressing in screw top jar combine seasoning packet from noodles* with remaining ingredients, except almonds. Put on lid and shake well to combine. Toss dressing over noodle mixture and refrigerate, covered, several hours or overnight. Toss in almonds just before serving. Makes 6-8 side dishes.
* If you don’t want to use the seasoning packet, just add some extra salt to the dressing or even some soy sauce to taste.

Carrot and Cabbage Salad

Carrot and Cabbage Salad

Carrot and Cabbage Salad

I love a good salad. I also like to make dishes that can travel well when I am visiting with friends. After a conversation with a friend the other day about her having to travel for a family event and bring food along I was inspired to come up with this recipe. Similar to a cole slaw this salad has an equal share of carrots and an herb-infused dressing that gives it a great flavor.  It can be made a couple of days ahead, if needed, and is better if you make it the night before.

Carrot and Cabbage Salad

1 lb. carrots, peeled and shredded

1 lb. shredded cabbage- you can use the cole slaw mixes sold in stores

Dressing:

2/3  c. apple cider vinegar or herb flavored vinegar

1/2 c. oil

1/4 c. sugar, or to taste

1 T. salad and vegetable seasoning-recipe follows- or 1 T. dried herbs of your choice

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine veggies in a bowl. Combine dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake well to combine. Adjust seasonings. Pour dressing over the veggies and stir to mix well. Cover and chill for several hours or overnight. Serves 10-12.

Salad and Vegetable Seasoning

½ c. dried parsley
¼ c. dried minced onion
1 T. dried thyme
1-T. celery seeds
2 t. dried oregano
1 t. dried marjoram
1-t. dill seeds

Combine all ingredients and store in a cool, dry, dark place. Makes about a cup. Use in salad dressings or on cooked veggies and in soups and stews.

Polynesian Cole Slaw

Polynesian Cole Slaw

Polynesian Cole Slaw

I got this recipe from a friend many years ago. We made it in class the other night. It’s a nice variation on a salad I enjoy a lot of different ways. The crunch of the cabbage goes well with the sweetness of the fruit. Since cabbage is on sale everywhere lately I thought I would share the recipe with you.

             

    Polynesian Cole Slaw

4 c. shredded cabbage

1 (11oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained or 2 mandarin oranges, peeled and separated

1 (8 oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained, reserving 2 T. of the juice

1/4 c. mayonnaise

1/2  t. fresh grated ginger

1/4 t. each nutmeg and white pepper

Combine cabbage with fruit and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients including reserved juice to make dressing and pour over cabbage mixture, tossing gently to coat. Chill several hours or overnight before serving. Serves 8.