Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Asian Salad with Cranberry Dressing

Ever wonder what to do with leftover cranberry sauce? Try this! It's tangy, refreshing, and breaks you out of the standard holiday mode.

Asian Salad

3 cups fresh green beans
2 cups savoy cabbage, chopped
7 radishes, sliced
1/2 red pepper, sliced into thick matchsticks
1 green onion, sliced

In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups water to boil. Add in green beans and turn heat off. Let the green beans sit until the color brightens, then transfer them to either an ice bath or a colander in the sink with cold running water to stop the cooking process.

Once cooled, add green beans to a large bowl, along with the other veggies. Set aside.

Cranberry Dressing

1/2 cup Ginger-Lime Cranberry Sauce
4 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp. cold pressed olive oil
2 Tbsp. cold pressed flax oil
1 tsp. desiccated coconut
1 tsp. raw apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. xylitol
Juice of one lime
pinch salt

In a medium-sized bowl, add all ingredients and whisk until emulsified. Pour into your salad bowl, and toss until coated. Serve! :)


Lara said...

what is xylitol? how do you use it?

Lyra said...

Xylitol is a natural sweetener that doesn't affect insulin production, so it's good for diabetics, or anyone who's trying to avoid sugar or carbs. It's a little more spendy than regular sugar, but SO worth it if you still want sweets on a special diet. And it's awesome because it looks, tastes, and works just like regular sugar in recipes! :)

Lyra said...

Oh, and it's good for your teeth, too! :D

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Awesome use of leftovers! :)

Lyra said...

Thanks, Jenn! :)

Anshika said...

The dressing was new to me. Will have to try it with salad. Thanks for sharing.

Kristy said...

Looks tasty, I love fruit based dressings!

Simply Vegan said...

wow - i fell in love at first sight! i have to try this recipe and the key lime pie. although i've been coming across suggestions indicating chocolate and avocado are super delicious together, i would never have thought about combining avocado and vanilla. my spring break is in one week and with all the great recipes i've been coming across, wow will i be busy in the kitchen. super excited. thanks so much!

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Baubo said...

I am going to be making a big bowl of this for our next summer cookout, I found that it keeps in the fridge really well for the next day!