Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad

Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad

Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad

Crisp and refreshing, a simple cabbage salad gets lifted to greater heights with an exquisite sesame orange dressing.  Never mind a main dish.  All summer long I would be content with salads and desserts.

I initially skipped adding any almonds, thinking that they might be cliché.  But I tried tossing some in when I was finishing off the delicious leftovers, and was amazed.  Just a sprinkling of almonds added spectacular crunch and flavour.  Though they missed the photo session, I suggest you don’t skip the almonds unless you must.

Napa-Salad

Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad

  • Servings: 3 to 4 as a side dish
  • Difficulty: easy
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Napa Salad with Sesame Orange Dressing

Ingredients:

for the salad

  • 3 cups Napa cabbage, thinly sliced and chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated (about 1/3 cup)
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 2/3 cup almonds, optional (but recommended)

for the dressing

  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons salad oil, such as grapeseed or olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons black or white sesame seeds

 Directions:

  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients.
  2. Shortly before serving, toss salad ingredients together and pour dressing over salad, tossing gently to mix the flavours.

Note:  This salad tastes best when served the same day the dressing is added.

 

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