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Cashew Crunch Salad

Original recipe from Pinch of Yum: https://pinchofyum.com/cashew-crunch-salad-with-sesame-dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head green cabbage, shredded I had fresh kale from the garden
  • 1/2 head purple cabbage, shredded Brussels sprouts
  • 2 cups carrots, matchsticks or shredded There were tomatoes in the house, I love tomatoes, I tossed them in
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped Again, the garden had produced great parsley
  • 1/2 cup green onion Chives, from the garden
  • 2 cups cooked edamame Hubby had bought bean sprouts, so in they went!
  • 1-2 cups roasted cashews Yes! I did this!
  • 2 cups crunchy chow mein noodles Nope, I used radishes for crunch though
  • chicken, shrimp, any protein New favorite trick - roasted chickpeas - season however you'd like and roast for about 20-30 minutes. I tossed mine with sriracha and lime

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil Nope, really thought we had some, used fish sauce instead and then a couple of teaspoons of tahini
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or mayo (Optional) Genius Moment! I had two avocados heading towards the wrong side of ripe, blended them up and used them to thicken the dressing. I wanted to take a bath in this dressing.

Instructions

  1. Mix up all the dressing ingredients

  2. Put all the salad ingredients in a bowl

  3. Toss everything together!