Category Archives: Salad

Tropical Fruit Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe mangoes, diced
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 Serrano chili, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced (about 1/4 cup lime juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the mango, bell pepper, onion and chili
  2. Drizzle with lime juice, add salt and mix well
  3. Serve chilled with your choice of chips

Servers: 6

Inspiration source:

https://cookieandkate.com/2015/fresh-mango-salsa-recipe/

Remarks:

For best flavor, let the salsa rest for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.

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Potato Salad

Ingredients:

  • 10 medium red potatoes (boiled with skin, cooled and sliced – 6 cups)
  • 1/3 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 1/2 cup cooked red beans
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream or 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp horseradish sauce
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp celery seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Pour Italian dressing over warm potatoes and then chill for 2 hours
  2. Add celery, onions, diced cucumbers red beans
  3. Combine with mayonnaise, sour cream / yogurt, horseradish, mustard, celery seed, salt and pepper
  4. Chill 2 hours before serving

Servers: 4

Rojak

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, skinned and chopped in small bite size pieces
  • 1 turnip, skinned and chopped in small bite size pieces
  • 2 cucumbers, skinned and chopped in bite size pieces
  • 1 cup pineapple cubes
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 Chinese long donuts, toasted and cut into 1 inch long pieces

For Rojak paste:

  • 3 red chilies – soak in warm water for 30 minutes and then remove seeds and keep aside
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts (without skin)
  • Orange sugar
  • Tamarind, 1 large marble size – soak in hot water for 10 minutes and then squeeze its juice through a strainer
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • Salt to taste

Optionally, use ready-made vegetarian Rojak paste (WIRA Rojak, Kilang Kicap Kwong Bee Chun S/B)

For garnishing:

  • 1 cup roasted peanuts (without skin) – grind to coarse powder
  • 2 tbsp white sesame

Method:

  1. Grind the Rojak paste ingredients into fine paste. Add water as necessary to bring to the desired consistency
  2. In a large bowl, mix the Rojak paste with the vegetables, fruits and cut Chinese donuts
  3. Garnish with peanut powder and sesame seeds
  4. Serve it cool / cold

Servers: 4