To celebrate the Chinese New Year I have been provided with a Chinese inspired recipe to share with my readers.
It’s for a sweet and sour salad and would be tasty on it’s own, with noodles or rice, or if you are following a diet such as the Jenny Craig plan then it will accompany it well. You could even add some tofu or chicken.
Crunchy Sweet and Sour Salad
25g mange tout peas, sliced into strips
1 bunch watercress
Large handful of baby spinach leaves
100g bean sprouts
1 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp soy sauce, light salt
1 red chilli, seeds removed, sliced
1 tsp honey or muscovado sugar
2 spring onions, sliced diagonally
1 tbsp each of mint and basil leaves, shredded
* Mix all the salad leaves together in a serving bowl.
* To make the dressing: Heat the oil in a heavy pan, fry the slivers of garlic until browned.
* Turn off the heat, stir in all the remaining dressing ingredients and mix together. Pour the warm dressing over the salad.
* Toss the spring onions and herbs on top to serve.
I am going to make it tonight with some chicken and noodles to celebrate the Chinese New Year, and it’s the year of the snake!