Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Cabbage Salad

I love salads of all kinds and am always on the lookout for new types of salads to try. Over the years, I've come to realise that what makes for a good salad is the way one puts it together. by that, I mean that a good salad has to have a judicious juxtaposition of contrasts and complements - something soft and mushy against something hard and crunchy, something bland against a touch of spice, something sweet against something tangy...

I was getting creative in the kitchen some time ago, and I came up with a really nice cabbage salad which tastes great and also looks good. Give it a try!


1 green or purple cabbage - very!! finely chopped into 2 inch shreds

1/2 pineapple, diced - or you can drain canned pineapple and use that

100 gms cheddar or processed cheese - diced

1 each of red, yellow and green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch long, thin shreds

Thai hot and sweet sauce

1 garlic clove

  1. Mash the garlic clove and put it at the bottom of the salad bowl

  2. Add the other ingredients, except the sauce

  3. Add the sauce last and then stir to mix. Adjust the level of sauce to your taste - more or less spicy

This salad goes well with a variety of food and tastes great on its own too! You can add roasted nuts to it to add crunch - pecan or pine nuts go well.

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