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
- Mash the garlic clove and put it at the bottom of the salad bowl
- Add the other ingredients, except the sauce
- 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.