A quick and easy crowd pleasing salad! Just 5 ingredients plus a sweet and tangy vinaigrette, it is crisp, crunchy and delicious. Great as a side dish or add a protein of your choice and make it a meal! NOTE: there is a range of quantity for the almonds and sesame seeds, feel free to adjust to taste. We love it with all the almonds and seeds.
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Salads, Sides, Veggies
¼ cup sugar
a heaping ⅓ cup vegetable or canola oil
3 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari or gluten-free soy sauce
1 head Napa cabbage, chopped (approximately 8-10 cups chopped)
1 small bunch scallions, chopped
¾ cup - 1 cup sliced almonds
⅓ cup - ½ cup sesame seeds
2 10 oz cans mandarin oranges, drained or 1-2 cups fresh mandarin oranges
Mix sugar, oil, vinegar, and tamari in sauce pan
Bring to a boil for 1 minute
Set aside to cool
Dry saute almonds over medium heat until golden (be careful not to burn), set aside to cool
Dry saute sesame seeds over medium heat until golden (be careful not to burn), set aside to cool
Just before you're ready to serve, mix the cabbage with most of the toasted almonds and sesame seeds, reserving a few for topping.
Add dressing to taste * NOTE: only dress with serving. If saving some for meal prep, reserve some of the salad and the dressing for the next day.
Add oranges and scallions, toss to combine
Top with additional almonds and sesame seeds if desired.