Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Recipe 10: ASIAN BOK CHOY SALAD (salads)
She said she had gotten it online. She had typed in a search for "salad Recipes". This one came up and she thought she would try it.
I have made this on several occasions since that time.
It is a healthy salad made with Bok Choy , pine nuts and green onions with a tasty oriental type dressing.
I have made this recipe on several occasions, always to rave reviews. Yes, healthy can be FO worthy.
First and foremost, Bok Choy tends to hold silt and dirt.
Cut off the end and rinse VERY WELL before using.
ALSO: Bok Choy is NOT tender like lettuce. Bok choy is a tougher roughage, especially the white stem part. It is crispy, delicious and nutritious, but people are always surprised, thinkint it will be softer and more tender like a romaine or spinach.
The Recipe: BOK CHOY SALAD
2 medium heads of Bok Choy, Chopped
5 green onions chopped
1 cup Pine Nuts, toasted
5oz can crunchy Chow Mein Noodles
In a salad bowl toss the Bok Choy and the Green Onions. refrigerate. Save the Pine Nuts and Chow Mein Noodles until serving time.
In a small saucepan, over medium heat:
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar.
Stir well and boil about 5 minutes until a light syrup is formed.
Remove from heat. To this add:
juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
Whisk together well and refrigerate until ready to serve. This is your dressing.
At serving time, add the toasted pine nuts and Chow mein noodles to the Bok choy. Toss well so everything is evenly incorporated.
Drizzle with the dressing, tossing evenly so everything is coated well.