Thursday, February 27, 2014

Simple and Sexy Sesame Vegetable Salad

This is such a simple, yet delicious salad and is a great accompaniment to any Asian entree.  This recipe is raw and gluten free if you use tamari instead of soy sauce.  Of course, if you do not have tamari or do not necesarily need raw or GF, then go ahead and use soy sauce.

The main difference between the two is the use of wheat in soy sauce.   Tamari is made with 100% soybeans, whereas soy sauce uses 40-60% wheat, and the remaining soybeans.

Sesame Vegetable Salad

1 cucumber
2 carrots peeled
1/4 red onion
1/4 c raw peanuts

1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
1 tsp chili oil (optional)
2 tsp sesame seeds

With a mandolin, slice cucumber and then halve each piece.  Slice the red onion with the mandolin as well.  With a food processor or vegetable peeler, cut carrots into small shreds.  Toss all the vegetables and peanuts in a bowl.
In small bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients and toss over the salad.  Bam!  Delicious and fast! 

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