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Easy Sweet and Sour Veggie Salad

 
Easy Sweet and Sour Veggie Salad
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Sweet, sour and slightly spicy. Cucumber, sweet bell pepper, carrots, wood ears and smoked tofu are tossed with rice vinegar, maple syrup, sesame oil, soy sauce and Korean chili pepper. A very tasty side dish that goes well with all your favorite Korean dishes or most of the main courses.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

0

min

Ready

15

min

Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

1 each english cucumber
slice into half-moon slices
*
1 each sweet red bell peppers
slice into 1/4-inch strips
1 each carrots
peeled and slice into matchsticks
1 each tofu
smoked, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
*
2 each wood ears
boil for 5 minutes, cut into strips
*
Dressing:
½ tablespoon hot chili peppers
Korean, or 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
or to taste
1 tablespoon maple syrup
or to taste
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 ½ tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
toasted
1 tablespoon soy sauce, tamari
or to taste

Directions

Make the dressing first, add all the dressing ingredients in a small bow, and mix until well blended. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, add cucumber, sweet red bell pepper, carrots, smoked tofu, and wood ears if using.

Pour dressing over vegetables, and gently toss until well coated and evenly distributed.

Serve.

Note: If you don't eat salad right away, wrap it up, and keep it in the frige. Toss it again before serving.

Smoked tofu and wood ears are available in most of the Asian or Chinese grocery stores.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 68g (2.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 9066% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 72% Vitamin C 67%
Calcium 3% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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