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Japanese Yasai Salad

Japanese food has gifted longevity to the Japanese people. Much of the traditional food eaten in Japan today is obtained from the sea. Soybean and its products like soya sauce, tofu, miso, and so on play an important role in Japanese cuisine. With the influence of Zen Buddhism from China, some good vegetarian dish was introduced to Japan. But still, it is difficult to incorporate vegetarian dishes.

My pick for this challenge is Yasai Salad.
A Japanese vegetable salad with the pleasant aroma of sesame seeds and pungent flavor of soya sauce.

Japanese yasai salad
Japanese Yasai Salad

Recipe of Japanese Yasai Salad

Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD
1 cup long pieces of French beans
1 cup long pieces of red bell pepper
1 cup long pieces of onion
1 tsp olive oil
Salt as required
FOR THE SESAME SAUCE
2 tbsp white sesame seeds
1 tbsp soya sauce
2 tsp sugar
Salt to taste

Method:

1. Boil the French beans in salted water. When cooked, drain off the water and pour cold water over them to retain their color.

2. Saute onions and red bell pepper in olive oil for 4-5 minutes and mix the French beans in it.

3. Roast the sesame seeds on a low flame. Grind them coarsely in a mortar and a pestle. Grinding gives a good aroma.

4. Add the soya sauce, salt, and sugar and mix well.

5. Mix the sauce evenly with the vegetables.

6. Transfer the salad onto a serving bowl.

7. Have it warm or at room temperature.

Japanese yasai salad

Recipe of Japanese Yasai Salad

Hetal Kamdar
Yasai Salad is a Japanese vegetable salad with the pleasant aroma of sesame seeds and pungent flavor of soya sauce.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

FOR THE SALAD

  • 1 cup long pieces of French beans
  • 1 cup long pieces of red bell pepper
  • 1 cup long pieces of onion
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt as required

FOR THE SESAME SAUCE

  • 2 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Boil the French beans in salted water. When cooked, drain off the water and pour cold water over them to retain their color.
  • Saute onions and red bell pepper in olive oil for 4-5 minutes and mix the French beans in it.
  • Roast the sesame seeds on a low flame. Grind them coarsely in a mortar and a pestle. Grinding gives a good aroma.
  • Add the soya sauce, salt, and sugar and mix well.
  • Mix the sauce evenly with the vegetables.
  • Transfer the salad onto a serving bowl.
  • Have it warm or at room temperature.
Keyword Japanese Recipe, Japanese Salad Recipe, Japanese Yasai Salad, Sesame seeds dressing, Yasal Salad