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Fruit and Vegetable Salad

 
After tucking in all the yummy food and goodies during the Chinese New Year, it's time to have something simple but refreshing for a change.  There is no recipe for this fruit and vegetable salad, you can just use whatever fruits and veggie you have or fancy.


I've here in my salad bowl, cherry tomatoes, red cabbage, cucumber, some toasted cashew nuts, hard boiled egg and homemade Thousand Island dressing.  For ease of reference here's the recipe for the Thousand Island dressing.

Recipe for Thousand Island Sauce

    Ingredients

    • 1 egg yolk
    • 2  tsp white vinegar
    • a few drops of olive oil
    • 2  tsp honey
    • 20 gm chilli sauce
    • Salt to taste
    Method
    1. With a wire whisk, whisk the egg yolk with vinegar till creamy.
    2. Add in the rest of the ingredients one by one and continue whisking till thick and creamy.
    3. Fine tune to desired taste.
    4. Serve as required.


Comments

  1. Great way of having salad with homemade thousand island sauce. It seems not hard to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Cheah, your salad combination looks very pretty and appetizing! Agree that this is time to eat salad after all the rich food :)

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    1. Yes, and it's so easy to prepare. I'm game for anything simple!

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  3. Having too much goodies during the CNY, I need a bowl of this healthy salad too. :D

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  4. I like this,
    will try one day ,thanks for sharing .

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  5. thsk for the thousand island recipe, Cheah
    looks easy and refreshing too
    great choice after the CNY indulgence :)

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    1. You're welcome, Alice. A super easy to make salad!

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  6. Hi Cheah, eventhough I didn't eat much meaty food during the CNY, I still crave for light refreshing vegetable dishes. This salad should fulfil my 'needs' moreover with homemade sauce. BTW can I substitute olive oil with corn oil?

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    1. Yes, you can, Kimmy, corn oil, canola oil, sunflower oil.

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  8. Mouthwatering! A simple salad with a creamy sauce...delicious!

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  9. Oh wow....this looks very very healthy indeed. Good for a light lunch. Love the colours. Look so pretty and healthy.

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  10. I too love having my salad with hard boiled eggs. simply delish.
    Kristy

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  11. Hi Cheah, very appetizing salad. Great for after CNY diet. The dressing look yummy. :)

    Have a nice week ahead.

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  12. Hi Cheah.
    Homemade Thousand Island sauce seems easy to prepared.
    Thanks for sharing :D
    mui

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