Shredded cabbage and kale, shrimp, avocado, cilantro and chili-flavored peanuts, and the right candy miso dressing.
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Notes From Lindsay
Cabbage, kale, shrimp, cilantro, peanuts, and creamy candy miso dressing… I may eat this daily for lunch and be proud of my life. (And by may, I imply I at present am.)
We have been truly planning to publish this later within the SOS Sequence, however I couldn’t wait to get this into your arms as a result of I’m so obsessive about it. So right here she is, making an early entrance! This salad is so good for these early days of spring / summer time when it’s beginning to heat up and the grass is popping inexperienced once more and the physique is simply feeling aggressively prepared for salads.
So many of those salad elements are simple to purchase pre-made / pre-ready to eat (I get lots of them at Dealer Joe’s):
- pre-shredded cabbage
- pre-chopped kale
- cooked shrimp
- chili onion peanuts
And this miso dressing might be blitzed up in about two minutes. It’s creamy, candy, springy, delicate, and simply very life-giving. Just a bit little bit of garlic, however not overpowering, and the punch from the lime is essentially the most scrumptious little jolt of wake-me-up power that you really want in a salad.
This Miso Crunch Salad is made for springtime! Main crunch for veggies like cabbage and kale, a tiny chew of warmth from chili-flavored peanuts, chilled shrimp, and the right candy miso dressing.
Miso Crunch Salad:
- Shake all dressing elements in a jar, or mix collectively in a small food processor (affiliate hyperlink) till easy.
- Toss all salad elements with dressing. You are able to do this as a big batch (serves 4) or prep the weather and make the salads one by one for particular person lunches and dinners all through the week.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Class: Salad
- Methodology: Chop
- Delicacies: Asian-Impressed
Key phrases: miso salad, shrimp salad, salad recipe
What Is Miso?
Miso is a fermented soybean paste that’s utilized in Japanese cooking.
You should buy a number of forms of miso – yellow, purple, and white are the three I’m most acquainted with. The one I’m utilizing right here and the one I’d advocate is white miso, which may be very gentle and nearly candy. It has a extra delicate and nuanced taste, which is so good on this salad.
I normally discover it within the produce part of the grocery retailer, close to the tofu!
What To Use As an alternative Of Miso?
Tahini might be an excellent substitute! It’s equally creamy, nevertheless it’s much less salty, so in case you do use tahini (in equal proportions to the miso), I might advocate seasoning the dressing with further salt or perhaps a shot of soy sauce.
Different Protein Choices?
Rotisserie rooster is nice on this salad! I’ve carried out it many occasions.
Can It Be Vegan / Vegetarian?
Edamame is a good veg protein that I like throwing into this salad!
Any Different Veggies?
I’ve loved spinach (rather than the kale), and finely chopped broccoli, cucumber, and bell pepper.
Making This Nut-Free?
You would use sunflower seeds (that’s what the Churchill Road miso crunch salad makes use of!) or wonton strips as an alternative of the nuts!
How To Hold Leftovers?
The salad is greatest inside the first 15-Half-hour after tossing it collectively! The greens and cabbage will begin to lose a few of their crunch after they sit within the dressing for some time. So in case you’re serving it to a gaggle, simply toss it up, serve it contemporary, and have all people eat as a lot as attainable. 🙂
Then again, in case you’re consuming this one serving at a time, it really works very well to prep all the things (dressing, shrimp, peanuts, cilantro, and greens) and have these components within the fridge so you possibly can throw this collectively as particular person lunch parts all through the week.
Make It Even Simpler?
I can verify that that is scrumptious with only a store-bought Asian-style dressing that’s pumped up with some further salt, further sugar, and perhaps even a spoonful of white miso. Type of a hybrid home made miso dressing, ya know? I made it the hybrid approach for an Easter get-together and everybody raved about it!
This salad is a cousin to the avocado shrimp salad from years in the past! The 2023 model – the one you see right here – is extra like a slaw, which I’m completely loving! And the dressing skips the ginger.
I noticed a Miso Crunch Salad on the menu at a restaurant close to us referred to as Churchill Road, and I needed to copy it, which is the place this concept got here from!