Wednesday, March 16, 2011

涼拌蒜味秋葵/Okra Salad in Garlic Dressing



The way to make this salad is very similar to the Chinese Chive Salad in Garlic Dressing.  Okra flowers are not only beautiful but they also taste delicious when you cook it.  When you buy Okra from a grocery store they are just flower buds.  Okra is not the best known vegetable in North America however it's a very popular vegetable in Southeast Asia.  It tastes crispy and fresh.



Ingredients:

  • 8 oz Okra
  • 1 tsp grape seed oil
  • ½ tsp salt

Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped green onion
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh red chili pepper
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • I tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Bring half a medium pot of water to a boil.  Add oil and salt to the water - this will help to keep the Okra green.
  2. Add the Okra into the boiling water for 2 minutes.  Transfer Okra to a serving plate, let cool.
  3. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing and pour on top of the Okra.  Now enjoy your delicious Okra salad.