Japanese Green Salad
Wasabi makes a delightful salad dressing!
Photographed by Masaya Suzuki
Calorie count is per serving.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 16 snow peas
- 8 okra
- 1 1/2 cucumbers
- 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil (white)
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tsp konbu tea (powdered)
- 1 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp wasabi paste
- 1 tbsp white miso
Prepare the [Dressing]. Whisk the sesame oil and salt in a bowl. Add the konbu tea, whisk and then add the rice vinegar. Continue whisking. Once the tea has dissolved, add the wasabi paste, whisk and then, finally, add the white miso.
Remove the stems and strings from the snow peas. Remove the okra calyxes. Cut the cucumbers lengthwise into four. Cut into 3 cm lengths and use the blunt side of your blade to pound and crack them.
Parboil the snow peas in lightly salted boiling water. Remove and immerse in cold water and drain thoroughly. Cut diagonally in half.
Use the same boiling water to blanch the okra. Drain thoroughly and cut into the same size as the cucumbers.
Toss the snow peas, okra and cucumbers in the [Dressing].
Pour any remaining [Dressing] into a sauce bottle to serve with the salad.