Simple Chinese Style Sweet n Sour Salad
Simple Chinese Style Sweet n Sour Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Everybody loves Sweet and Sour sauce! So I thought I would make up a simple salad using a few ingredients to show you how versatile this salad can be. Sure, you can swap the tomatoes & cucumbers for say bean sprouts, Chinese cabbage, and any other salad vegetables you love
Servings: 4
  • Salad of your choice. I chose sliced cucumber and tomatoes.
  • A handful of unsalted cashew nuts (I have also used salted cashews just go less on the salt below)
The dressing:
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup / 120 ml Rice Wine vinegar **** if you can't get that use white wine vinegar and add 1 teaspoon of Dry Sherry.
  • 1/3 cup / 65 g regular sugar
  • Salt & Pepper to your taste.
  1. Mix the above ingredients for the dressing in a jar and shake. Make sure the sugar has dissolved. Taste the dressing and add more sugar or vinegar to suit your taste.
  2. Slice your salad ingredients etc.
  3. Pour over the salad and mix in well. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. In a small pan, dry toast (so do not add any oil) the cashew nuts. Toss them so they brown on both sides, then add to the salad and there you have a simple, quick delicious Sweet n sour tasting salad!
  5. You can also sprinkle some chopped cilantro / coriander when serving.
Recipe Notes

Please note, you may not need to use all of the dressing, depending on how much salad you have used. If you have some left over, place in a jar or air tight container in the fridge for 1 week maximum, or add some cornstarch to it and there you can make a hot sweet and sour sauce to go with your stir fry!