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What I’m listening to: All We Are, Matt Nathanson
Hello glorified coleslaw, Asian style. This crisp salad would be ideal for a picnic or a barbecue and can feed a crowd. I can imagine it alongside some grilled chicken and corn on the cob. Summer is near. I can just taste it.
I absolutely love napa cabbage. First off, it’s so pretty – think cabbage gone glamorous. It has great color – all shades of bright green – and texture. Then, pair that with a whole bunch of green onions and cilantro, then some crunchy, sweet snow peas and toasted slivered almonds. Whisk up a deliciously sweet and tangy sesame soy dressing and drizzle and toss just before serving. People will be asking who made the salad.
One note: next time I make this, I will add thinly sliced red bell pepper or radishes for a pop of color, just to make it even prettier and more glamorous. If you want to transform this from a side dish to an entree salad, add chopped grilled chicken or crumbled bacon. Yum.