Chilled Tatsoi Salad

Get your greens on with Dahlia;

I was grocery shopping on Sunday, and while picking out salad greens I spotted a container of tatsoi. Having no idea what it was or tasted like, I decided to buy it. I mean how bad can a leafy green be, right? Post purchase, I remembered that we had a potluck team meeting on Tuesday at work and I had agreed to bring in a salad. I figured hey, why not try out tatsoi on many palates instead of just one, and so the plan became to make a tatsoi salad for the group. After scouring the internet to learn all I could about tatsoi (a dark Asian green, mustardy in flavor, used either raw or cooked), I came up with the following dish based on recommendations for how to cook it. I also took inspiration from a number of recipes I read as I had never worked with this green before. The salad was good, but not great. Some of you may remember that I recently gave up all refined sugar, which sadly would have made this dish excellent. We all enjoyed it, but we also all agreed that the dressing needed to be sweeter as it came off a bit too salty as is. So, for those of you that are going to make this at home, be sure to replace the honey with a teaspoon of sugar. I really enjoyed the flavor of these greens though and will definitely be working with them again, so look for future recipes. Hope you give it a try! Bon appetit!

Chilled Tatsio Salad

Ingredients:

  1. 1 container tatsoi
  2. 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  3. 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  4. 1 tsp honey (sub for sugar for better balance)
  5. ½ tsp Siracha
  6. 1 clove garlic, minced
  7. 2 tsp sesame seeds

Directions:

  • Bring a pot of water to boil. Place tatsoi in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain immediately and rinse with cold water. Place drained greens in a bowl filled with cold water and ice. Let sit.
  • While greens chill, mix all other ingredients together. Place greens in dressing and toss until evenly coated. Add sesame seeds and serve. Enjoy!

P.S. – Please forgive the plastic bowl. It was an office potluck after all ;)

For more salad recipes check out creativegreens.blogspot.com