Sunday, March 16, 2014

Asian Slaw with Ginger Soy Dressing

Are you ready for a fresh side dish that is full of flavor?  Today I'm sharing this Asian Slaw with Ginger Soy Dressing.  What also makes this recipe special is that I'm now part of the Secret Recipe Club and this is my first 'swap'.

Asian Slaw Salad with Ginger Soy Dressing | Cooking on the Front Burner #asiansalad #gingerdressing

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I can't even remember when I signed up to be part of this group - I'm thinking it was over a year ago and was pretty excited that last month I received an email asking me if I was still interested since they had some openings.  Of course I said YES!  I've been envious of those who were in and now I'm part of the club!  It's always fun to try out other recipes and expand my palate.

How it works is each month you sign up saying you want to participate and then you are assigned another person's blog and asked to make something from it.  I was assigned An Affair from the Heart - Michaela had so many good looking recipes to try that I had a hard time deciding.  I think the clincher for me was I am willing spring to happen and settled on this fresh salad with a tangy ginger soy dressing.  If I can't have spring weather, at least I can eat like it is!

We really loved this recipe and it is one that I'll definitely make again!  The dressing by itself could be used as a marinade or dipping sauce.  So good!


Asian Slaw

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: NA
Serves 4-6


Ingredients
    Salad
    • 4 cups broccoli slaw
    • 1 cup shredded carrots
    • 1 cups fresh pea pods (cut 1" diagonal)
    • 2 sliced green onions
    • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
    • 1 sliced red pepper
    • 1/2 cup ground salted peanuts
    • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
    Dressing
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon siracha sauce
    • 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
    • 1/2 clove garlic minced
    Instructions

    Salad
    1. Combine all salad ingredient in a large bowl

    Dressing
    1. Combine all ingredients except oil in a food processor then drizzle oil in while blade running (can be made ahead and refrigerated until needed)
    2. Pour over salad and toss
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    I make a few minor tweaks - the salad called for sunflower seeds but since I didn't have any, I added some sesame seeds and I could not find snap peas so used pea pods instead.  The dressing recipe is exact minus a bit less garlic.  Find Michaela's original recipe here.  We thoroughly enjoyed this recipe and even though I'll be assigned someone else next month, I know I be going back to try some other of Michaela's recipes!

    Asian Slaw with Ginger Soy Dressing |Cooking on the Front Burner #asiansalad #gingerdressing

    Ginger Soy Dressing | Cooking on the Front Burner #gingerdressing #asianrecipe



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    39 comments:

    1. Deb, I am so excited that you chose this recipe! It's one of our favorites, and like you, I live in the Midwest and I, too, am willing warm sunshine to come! :) I am so happy to have found your blog, and to follow all of the yumminess you share!! Your new foodie friend, Michaela

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    2. This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it. Welcome to SRC :)

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    3. Hooray, Deb! Your first SRC post was a success. Thanks for posting...and this recipe looks delicious. Great job!

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    4. Welcome to the SRC! It's so much fun - and Group B is awesome. :) What a lovely recipe you picked - and your photos are beautiful! Looking forward to exploring your blog more.

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    5. Sounds delicious! Welcome to SRC Group B!

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    6. Welcome to the SRC, and this recipe looks so good, now on my list of recipes to try.

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    7. Oh Deb it looks delicious, can't wait to try it, pinning :)

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    8. Welcome to the SRC! Your first post is a winner!!

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    9. That club sounds so fun! Your dish looks so fresh, crunchy, and delicious -- I just love Asian flavors. :)

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    10. What a great SRC selection! I love the fresh spring-like salad that you selected....I can hardly wait for it to appear on our table...and the dressing, sounds fabulous. I am happy that you have joined the group!!

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    11. Welcome to the club! I pinned this it looks fabulous!

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    12. This looks amazing - so bright and colourful :) This was my first month, too.

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    13. This salad looks so amazing and love all the veggies that you can get all year round. great src recipe

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    14. The bright flavor must reflect the bright colors in this tasty slaw. The dressing sound especially tempting.

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    15. Hi! Welcome to SRC! This looks beautiful. Can't wait for CSA time and some cabbage to give this a try.

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    16. Welcome to the SRC! This looks really great! I had a bag of broccoli slaw last week that I haven't used yet and this would be perfect!

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    17. I would love to know how to be a part of the SRC?

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    18. Looks great! Re the dressing ... sesame oil is listed twice. Is it "1 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce and 1 tsp. sesame oil"?

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      1. HA, great catch - I'm fixing it now - 1 tbl soy. Funny I looked at that a few times and didn't see it - thanks!!

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    19. Ooh, yum! I should totally make salads more often, this looks SO good!

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    20. This salad looks amazing Deb! I love how fresh and light everything looks and the ginger soy dressing sounds delicious! Pinning to try, thank you :)

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    21. Deb, I always love what you come up with in this secret club... you are seriously so creative! I am definitely making this for the fam!

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    22. Broccoli slaw-----excellent. So I must be the only one who doesn't know what sriracha sauce---well me and spell check---Thank Heavens for Mr. Google. I love Asian slaw. I could over eat Asian slaw, which is amazing because it's healthy. This version is particularly colorful, which I find appealing.

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    23. Welcome to the SRC and WOW - what a great pick! That slaw looks amazing and the dressing sounds so delicious. The little zing from the sriracha must have been perfect with the sweet and tangy flavors - YUM!

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    24. This salad looks so fresh and delighful! And the dressing sounds fantastic too!

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    25. oh my goodness that dressing sounds amazing!! Congrats on getting in the club and thanks for sharing it on Foodie Friday

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    26. Wow! Great photo and styling, it's making me really hungry. I am gonna try this soon. Pinned this, okay? found you at Rattlebridge farm

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    27. Thank you so much for sharing on Freedom Fridays. I am collecting recipes for interesting salads right now, so this was perfect! Pinned for later.

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    28. That salad looks amazing thanks to those awesome photos. Photography is definitely an area that I will have to improve on. I love the concept of a recipe swap club via the blogs. At any rate, I plan to make this recipe within the next couple of weeks. Thanks for posting.

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    29. That salad sounds great, and if I use gluten free soy sauce, I can actually eat it. I love it!

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    30. I remember seeing this group so much fun. I love the slaw, really different side for warming weather. Pinning. thanks for bringing it to foodie friday.

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    31. Thanks for sharing your delicious post at the Say G'Day Saturday link up. I just pinned this yummy recipe!

      Hope to see you again this weekend.

      Best wishes,
      Natasha in Oz

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    32. What a fresh, delicious recipe, Deb!! I love Asian flavors and would LOVE this!!

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    33. I love broccoli slaw. This salad looks so fresh!

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    34. I LOVE this kind of salad and so rarely make it! This looks awesome, Deb!

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    35. Idk why I never think to make these kinds of salads at home?! I love the Oriental twist!!

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    36. This salad looks amazing! Need to make it soon!

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