Pickled Salad

Pickled Salad

 

This is an unusual starter salad, a Szechuan version of a classic salad with vinaigrette dressing (Szechuan Peppercorn Sauce) The salting is essential to retain crispness in the vegetables.

 

Ingredients:

Preparation:

 

Slice cucumber into diamond shapes and sprinkle lightly with salt. Leave for at least an hour together with shredded cabbage.

Squeeze out mixture, a few handfuls at a time, and dry further on paper towels.

Mix garlic peppercorns, sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil and vinegar in a bottle, shake well, and chill.

To serve, spread vegetables on a large cabbage or lettuce leaf and pour dressing all over. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and top with a sprig of Chinese parsley.