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Sumatra Salad

Cuisine: Indonesian
Type: Meat
Courses: Salads
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 lb 454g / 16ozTrimmed fresh green beans
2 cups 474mlCabbage - shredded
2 cups 220g / 7.8ozCarrots - cut into julienne (large)
1   Cucumber - cut diagonally into 1/4-inch slices
1 cup 160g / 5.6ozBean sprouts
8 oz 227gTofu - in 1/2" cubes
1/3 cup 65g / 2.3ozSmooth peanut butter
1/3 cup 78mlWater
2 tablespoons 30mlFresh lemon juice
1 1/4 teaspoons 6.3mlTabasco pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1   Garlic - cut in half
1   Lemon zest - about 1"
1/4 cup 59mlVanilla yogurt

Recipe Instructions

This simple but rather exotic composed salad marries crisp fresh vegetables and smooth tofu with a spicy peanut dressing for an unusual Indonesian inspired taste.

Steam the beans, cabbage and carrots for 2 to 3 minutes, or until tender-crisp, and cool. Arrange the cooked vegetables, cucumber, sprouts and tofu on a serving platter.

In a small saucepan, mix the peanut butter, water, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, salt, garlic and lemon peel; stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from the heat and discard the garlic and lemon zest. Stir in the yogurt. Serve the dressing warm over the salad.

Lagniappe - One-quarter teaspoon of Tabasco sauce perks up any salad dressing. Use more for a spicier taste.

Cooking Light, May/June 1993, page 86


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