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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tangy salad

Tangy and fragrant salad dressing makes this salad so refresing and delicious! With the addition of crispy apples,
orange segments and chicken bites, this salad is good for lunch on it's own.
Throw in some mint leaves for the extra refreshing taste!


The ingredient that gives this dressing it's fragrant smell is wild ginger flower (bunga kantan)


The recipe is very simple, just add whatever salad you have in hand, cut up a nice juicy and crispy apple into cubes and fry some bite size chicken to add to the salad and you are good to go:)

Here is what you need:-

1/4 of wild ginger flower, sliced thinly
a knob of ginger, minced or sliced thinly
2 pcs of shallot, minced
1/2 cup corn oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp fish sauce
1 pinch of salt
1 tablespoon of honey
a dash of pepper

Mix all ingredients together and pour over prepared salad. Alternatively, you can prepare salad in a large bowl,  then pour in dressing to toss before plating. My choice of greens were butterhead lettuce, chinese lettuce and mint leaves.



 Lastly, add the chicken bites and enjoy!


37 comments:

  1. Oh I love wild ginger flower. I wish I can find it here :(

    Love this kind of salad Jeannie. Truly refreshing.

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  2. You know that I am a salad lover ;-)) I could easily finish that whole plate!

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  3. I need this. Looks healthy and delicious. But sadly can't get the ginger flower here.

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  4. wat a fab salad...love d healthy colors..
    Tasty Appetite

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  5. This looks really nice! Reminds me of lemon chicken rice, but without the rice :D

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  6. Beautiful salad. Now that the weather is getting warm salads are the best choice for a healthy light meal.

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  7. Yummy! Fusion salad :) Nice~ The bunga kantan really made me want to try out this dressing :)

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  8. The ginger flower may be non-existant here - but this salad and dressing is something I can wrap myself around and play with - love the spring goodness in this.

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  9. Greetings from California :-)

    God Bless You and Have a Nice Day :-)

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  10. I can almost taste the tangyness from here! Love the crispy chicken bites. I don't mind to have it for dinner tonight.

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  11. It looks great to me! I'll have to give it a try :-)

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  12. hi jeannie, that's a very appetising tropical salad..i like that!

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  13. I'm game for this salad anytime, Jeannie. Picture looks so colourful!

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  14. Mmm...I am drooling over this refreshing salad.

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  15. Jeannie, this really sounds delicious. Salad season is almost here and I really can't wait to give yours a try. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  16. I hope to have this salad for my simple lunch.

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  17. What a flavorful salad! I love the thought of adding mint....what a light and refreshing mid-day meal. Thank you for sharing with me. Your words and recipes always bring a smile to my face (which is much needed right now). I hope you have a blessed week!

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  18. Using ginger flower in home made dressing is such a good idea!

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  19. This is an incredibly delicious sounding salad...the mint..ginger and crispy apples would work out well in my home!

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  20. We had a salad dressing that is quite similar to yours but without the wild ginger flower. I have to put some in the next time. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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  21. I like this type of Asian salad....can make me eat more rice! LOL!

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  22. like how you put colours to your plate of deli chicken

    have a nice day! =)

    My recent post:
    Malacca Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball

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  23. Would love to be served such a fresh and delicious salad. I will give this dressing a try. I love fresh ginger and pickled ginger so I am sure I would like this dressing. Blessings, Catherine

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  24. What a lovely salad! The addition of wild ginger flower is very intriguing!

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  25. Wild ginger flower must have such and incredible flavor...I need to go on a hunt for them;)This salad is beautiful and refreshing. Hope you are enjoying your week:)

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  26. Such a pretty salad! I love the ginger flower in here. I can't wait for summer salad weather here! ;)

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  27. Great flavours! Love the addition of apples!

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  28. Yum! I love fruit in my salads... and a little protein, too :)

    Sues

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  29. That sounds delicious!Wonderful spring and summer dish!

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  30. I love a salad with crunchy texture, sweet, sourish and tangy and this looks like one! gorgeous :)

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  31. muy linda ensalada llena de vitaminas,muy variada me enactó,cariños.

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  32. I love your addition of wild ginger flower in the salad. A very nice fusion dish. Beautiful!

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  33. This is very appetizing. Something I like.

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  34. Looks and sounds delicious! I'm very curious about this wild ginger flower. Have never seen it at any of the stores where I shop.

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  35. Hi Jeannie, you sure have got the style! This looks like what we see at the NY Waldorf Astoria or those classt 6 star hotels, ha ha.
    Jeannie, you are good! Outstanding.
    I sure would love an extra helping.
    And that bunga kantan scent says it all.

    Love your display.
    And you take good pics.
    Have fun, and keep well. Lee.

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  36. What a delicious combination for a salad! It's packed full of flavor and all kinds of things I love!

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