Tag: salad

Roasted Beet Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

Roasted Beet Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

I wasn’t originally a fan of beets. Let’s just say they’ve grown on me. Especially since eating this gorgeous roasted beet salad. Beet salad might not seem like something you’d love to eat, but this roasted beet salad with honey lemon dressing is. The leafy […]

Harvest Chicken Salad

Harvest Chicken Salad

I’m back! Sorry for the break, but it’s amazing what a trip to Disneyland and a work-intensive Halloween costume can do to derail a blog. Luckily, we ate well enough that I didn’t miss Buttery Basics too much! But after that Disneyland trip, I could […]

Fresh Bok Choy Salad

Fresh Bok Choy Salad

Before you balk at this bok choy salad, you should know that I am not a salad person, and I don’t really trust the people who say they are. Most salads are kind of sad; a handful of wilted lettuce covering a few limp slices of cucumber and one miserable carrot. This kind of sad salad makes me agree with Homer:

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But then there’s Saladish! The whole point of Saladish is that vegetables can be delivered in a whole new way; one that is fresh and toothsome and fun. Hence this fresh bok choy salad.

This bok choy salad recipe is adapted from Ilene Rosen’s Saladish. If you haven’t checked this innovative cookbook out, I highly recommend it. Review coming soon!

I did somewhat change the recipe. Rosen calls for lemon onions, which are basically onions soaked in lemon juice overnight to “mellow the onions.” I would like to say that omitting the onions was a conscious choice, but the truth was that I just didn’t have onions. So I added garlic instead. I think it imparts a more musky, fermented flavor that contrasts with the freshness of everything else.

If you don’t know which parts of bok choy to use, don’t worry; I didn’t either. For our purposes, you will only want the green part. Feel free to add fresh herbs; they make everything better. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced into wedges
  • 4 stalks bok choy, trimmed and sliced into ribbons
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

First, arrange the wedges in a serving bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. Heap the bok choy on top, and toss to combine. Season to taste.

Strawberry Chicken Salad

Strawberry Chicken Salad

I really do love making this strawberry chicken salad. I remember my mom picking the first (ugly, but delicious) strawberries from our garden, and assembling this salad. Assembling, because it doesn’t even really count as cooking; this salad takes some tasty things, and makes something […]