Chinese salad

Traditional Chinese salad - one of the most popular salad in Asia

Delicious salad recipe for your special dinner

Many ingredients used in international cuisines are readily available at farmer’s markets. Many farmers have been encouraged to grow an assortment of Asian vegetables for the increasingly diverse taste palette of new and old Canadians. Since many regions of the world have similar climates, many more fruits and veggies, besides the European standard, can be grown in Ontario, avoiding the accumulation of food miles. And as always, adding a large number of fresh vegetables and fruits (preferably organic) to the diet improves health and overall well-being.

Try variations of this fresh-tasting salad by mixing and matching your favourite local ingredients.

Serves about 6.


  • 1 large English cucumber
  • ½ lb fresh soy beans
  • 6 shitake mushrooms
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 medium size carrot
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds

Cut the cucumber and mushrooms into strips, preferably 1/2 cm wide. Immerse the shitake mushroom strips and soybeans into boiling water for 1 minute or until cooked. Finely chop the green onions and shred the carrot. Mix all ingredients with soy sauce and sesame oil in a large bowl. Chill, and sprinkle with sesame seed before serving.