The hot and dry weather season does affect my mood for cooking and baking. What more with my hubby away from home, it is good time for me to prepare simple and easy dishes like salads and soups or even One Dish Meals.
This salad is rather easy to prepare. I can use any combination of vegetables that can be eaten raw or suitable for salads and serve it with the blanched meat slices with a dressing.
It is aromatic, savoury and sweet. Chilli oil can be added to increase the spiciness.
1 small zucchini – washed and shredded
1 yellow onion – peeled and finely sliced
1/2 red carrot - peeled and shredded
1 tomato - cut thin strips
1 red chilli – seeded and chopped
1 stalk coriander – chopped
Some toasted sesame seeds
2 tbsp sesame paste
1 tbsp each oyster sauce, light soy sauce and sesame seed oil to taste
1 tsp sugar
- Soaked shredded ingredients in boiled cold water for a few minutes, drain in colander. Place them on serving platter.
- Combine dressing ingredients, taste to adjust.
- Bring a pot of water to boil, blanch meat slices until cooked through [when the water turns clear, the meat is cooked]. Dish up and place over vegetables.
- Drizzle over the dressing. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds.
- Serve immediately.