Chinese Cabbage Salad with Orange and tahini dressing

This past weekend while going through my recipe files on my computer I found this recipe.  I had gotten it in an email in August 2000, and have never made it.   It uses ingredients that I have on hand right now from our produce baskets from our CSA, so I made it to go with our grilled chicken last night.   It was delicious!

Chinese Cabbage Salad with Orange and Tahini Dressing

1 small head chinese cabbage

4 oranges

For the dressing:

2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice (I used freshly squeezed lemon juice)

1 T. soy sauce

1 T. apple cider vinegar (you could also use rice wine vinegar)

pinch salt

1 1/2 T. water

pepper to taste

1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/2 T. dark sesame oil

1/4 C. tahini

Slice the cabbage into thin ribbons.   Peel oranges and cut into chunks or rounds.

Mix together the first 7 ingredients for the dressing and set aside.   Blend together the tahini and oil.   Then whisk into the other mixture.  Should be thick.   Once on the cabbage it will thin out.  Toss dressing with cabbage and oranges

Recipe source:  Whole Heart Organics

My variations:  I added a sliced avocado to the salad as well.

I doubled the dressing and used 1/2 of it to marinate my chicken for the grill.

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3 Responses to Chinese Cabbage Salad with Orange and tahini dressing

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Lori,
    I bought some Nappa Cabbge today to make a orange and chicken salad with. Yours looks good.
    Thanks,
    Elizabeth

  2. lori says:

    Thanks, it is very good!

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