Thursday, May 24, 2007

“Chicken Rice” Salad

This is an oriental salad inspired by the Hainanese Chicken Rice. Using the ingredients for the chilli sauce and vegetables commonly found in chicken rice. If you like, you may even add grilled, baked or toasted king oyster mushroom and deep fried firm beancurd to this dish to make it a meal on its own.

Preparation: 8 minutes

Ingredients (serves 1)
° 100g cucumber, thinly sliced
° 20g carrot, thinly shredded
° 1 tomato, sliced
° 4 chinese lettuce leaves, tore into small pieces

° ½ fresh red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
° 1 fresh red chilli padi (optional), seeded and finely chopped
° 2 slices ginger, finely chopped
° 2 tablespoons olive oil
° 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
° dash of sesame oil
° 1 teaspoon (1 lime) freshly squeezed kalamansi lime juice
° 1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
° salt, to taste

1. Mix the dressing ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
2. Put all the vegetables in a salad bowl, drizzled with the dressing and toss well. Serve immediately.

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