HELP..I Can't Stop Eating This!

This might be one of the best things I have ever eaten. At least this week! But seriously, you should try this. Not only is it scrumptious, it is healthy too.


First make the dressing. Next time I am going to do this in my food processor which would be much better than doing it by hand. Pour 1/2 cup of soy sauce and 1/2 cup of oil into a bowl. add 4 T. of sesame oil. You must add the sesame oil as it is essential to this recipe. Then add 3/4 c. of brown sugar.


Dice 4 cloves of garlic.


Juice 2-3 limes

Peel a knob of ginger


Dice it until you have about 6 tablespoons.


Dice 2 jalapenos after removing the seeds and ribs.


Chop a handful of fresh cilantro.


This is why you want to use a food processor. The cilantro is hard to mix in by hand.


I used my immersion blender which worked. But a processor would still work better.


Set the dressing aside while you assemble the salad.


Boil a pound of linguine, drain and rinse with cold water.


Here is some of the lineup.


Slice red pepper. You can also add yellow and orange ones if you have them. Or green. Or purple, etc. etc..


Thinly slice a head of napa cabbage.


Add a diced up bunch of fresh cilantro.


Slice up green onions and toss them in.


Add some thinly sliced red onion.


Add a big bunch of mung bean sprouts.


Thinly slice a head of iceberg lettuce.


Chop up a bunch of spinach.


Then add some strips of sliced cucumber. Just before serving pour the dressing over everything and toss it all together. This works best if you use your hands. Don't add the dressing too early because you want the veggies to stay rather crisp.



I toasted some cashews and threw them on top before serving.

I made this for Father's day. I also surprised my husband with a trip for he and the Blog Tech to go to spring training camp for the 2011 season. They are the biggest baseball geeks. The trip includes a lot of things but the big one is that they both get to throw out a first pitch at two of the games. They were beside themselves they were so happy and excited. They were buzzing when they sat down to eat but they both stopped talking baseball for 3 whole seconds to tell me how fabulous this salad was. I mean, that is how good this is. My wonderful daughter made her famous toasted marshmallow milkshakes which I wish I had taken a pic of but we were so distracted by how good they were that I forgot.

Hope you all had a good Father's day!

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Comments

Delphyne said…
That looks gorgeous and delicious - I tried something like that a few weeks ago, but I can see how I can improve my recipe with your!!

Happy Summer Solstice!
looks so GOOD ! wish i had a plate of that right now...

i am making it this week...suppose to be warm tomorrow...perfect dish

right now..Teddy and I are wrapped up in our Halloween blankie...and somebody is getting lots of kisses today

and the best thing about today...the days start getting SHORTER ;-)

kary and teddy
xxx
Well now, us I must say this salad looks and sounds very good. When I do my first of the month shopping in July I will purchase the ingredients and make this salad.

Good job on Father's Day gift for husband and blog tech.

Wishing you a happy day!

xoxo to "Teddy Midsummer Dreamer"
That looks so good! and anything with cashew must be delicious :-)

That was a terrific fathers day present!!! I totally understand how they must feel :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.
Anet said…
I can't get past the toasted marshmallow milk shakes!!! Can you share the recipe? It sound crazy good!

Your guys must of been over the moon with such a nice gift:)

Happy Sostice!
You spoil those guys! And your daughter! And Teddy! And us too by giving us all these delicious recipes!
Pricilla said…
Glad you had a great day. Anything with cashews on top....mmmmmm!
VintageSage said…
My stomach was literally grumbling just reading the ingredients! Happy Summer Solstice!!

xoxo
Sharlene T. said…
I cannot believe you were distracted by your fabulous salad and discussions of 2011(!) baseball games and totally forgot pix of the milkshake...that's just not you...thanks for sharing and glad you had a great Father's Day...wonderful gifts...
Melodie said…
ginger,cilantro,japs,...cucumbers..oh it has to be good!
oh NOM NOM! That sounds unreal. I have to ask though.. was that chopped 'head of bok choy' actually a wombok by chance? 'cause bok choys don't form heads (unless there's a type I don't know about!)

Absolutely making this!
Debbie said…
Now this is one I will have to try!! It is right up my alley with ingredients I can eat!! Looks fabulous...I am salivating just looking at the pictures joyce! What a wonderful gift you gave hubby and your son...wow. They are lucky to have you...You do a lot for them!
LisaDay said…
If I could hold the hot peppers and cilantro, I would enjoy it.

LisaDay
Nydia said…
It looks delicious as always... Merry Litha to you!

Kisses from us.
Scat said…
Ohhhgh man I have got to make this today! tyfor sharing!