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Old 07-23-2019, 10:23 AM   #1
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Salad suggestion needed

I知 planning a small party of about 20-25 people. Chinese food. Soup. Egg rolls. Chicken and beef. White and fried rice. Almond cookies.

The one thing I知 missing is salad. I am not a veggie person and could happily survive without one. But afraid at least some of the guests won稚.
Thus I need suggestion what would an appropriate Chinese style salad.
Please help.

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Old 07-23-2019, 11:23 AM   #2
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Cold peanut noodle salad with Chinese veggies.

It was a HIT at our Fourth of July party.

Ill try to find the recipe I used .
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:05 PM   #3
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Here's the recipe:
https://tasty.co/recipe/peanut-noodle-pasta-salad

I used Chinese noodles not spaghetti or linguine but you can use spaghetti if you want to.

I made the sauce just as stated in the recipe.

I added some snow peas, radishes and bean sprouts plus the peppers, scallions, carrots and cucumber.

It is going to be my go-to salad this summer
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Thank you J, it looks good but I can't eat cold noodles. Just one of those things in my head, I won't serve it either.

Looking for more vegetable style salads.
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Old 07-23-2019, 12:53 PM   #5
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Tomato Salad Puttanesca
Let me know if you want the recipe

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Old 07-23-2019, 01:03 PM   #6
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This would be perfect. If you have a mandolin or V-slicer, the veggie prep will go very quickly.
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This would be perfect. If you have a mandolin or V-slicer, the veggie prep will go very quickly.
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/...recipe-2105407Attachment 35735
This might be it. Looks good. Have you made it yourself? thank you.
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This might be it. Looks good. Have you made it yourself? thank you.
Not this particular one, but I have made salads with the same or similar dressing ingredients, so we would definitely enjoy it. I would replace the jalapeo and garlic with Chinese chili-garlic sauce, though.
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Thank you for the recipe and the tip
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Thank you for the recipe and the tip
You're welcome. I hope it works out well for your party
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This would be perfect. If you have a mandolin or V-slicer, the veggie prep will go very quickly.
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/...recipe-2105407Attachment 35735
That looks like a nice salad. For a large group I would add shredded cabbage to extend it and lighten it up a bit. I am a huge fan of cabbage salads and it would be a good flavor pairing for Chinese food.
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That looks like a nice salad. For a large group I would add shredded cabbage to extend it and lighten it up a bit. I am a huge fan of cabbage salads and it would be a good flavor pairing for Chinese food.
Good idea. Napa cabbage would be a great addition.
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Charlie, two dishes came to my mind immediately:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_chicken_salad

https://pickledplum.com/chinese-broccoli-garlic-sauce/

The second recipe is not exactly a salad, but for me,
this dish rounds out a Chinese-Style meal.
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Here's an Asian slaw that I've been making for years. It's napa based, but I've made it with jalf napa and half purple cabbage, green and purple, or all regular green cabbage, and it all goes well. Not exactly Chinese, but it goes well with it, as well as other Asian cuisines.
https://www.astray.com/recipes/?show...red+asian+slaw
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Yum Pepperhead212 !!

Speaking of Slaw :

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/...recipe-1952930

I can vouch for this recipe, I make it often!
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:22 AM   #16
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Fuchsia Dunlop is one of America's best-regarded authority on Chinese regional cooking. I have all of her many cookbooks and they are treasures.

Her "smacked" cucumber salad is very simple and delicious. I make it quite a bit in the summer, too.

Sichuan Smacked Cucumber in Garlicky Sauce - Eat Like a Girl
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:43 AM   #17
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Thank you, thank you everybody. I think I am going to use recipe GG suggested. The ingredients fit the tastes of the people that are coming, or at least majority of them. All i have to now figure out how much to make.

Again, Thank you everybody.
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