Ready in 30 minutes
This no-cook "Sambal" is a type of spicy Indonesian salad that will delight your taste buds and keep your kitchen cool! Perfect as a main dish, all it really needs is some fresh fruit or a cold melon soup on the side.
For Sambal- Combine cabbage, cucumbers, carrots, sprouts, onions and peanuts in a large bowl. Save the chicken for adding right before serving.
For Vinaigrette- Place brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, serrano, cilantro, gingerroot, molasses, and garlic in a food processor. With machine running slowly, drizzle in peanut oil until mixture is blended.
To Finish- Toss sambal with vinaigrette to coat, remembering to add the shredded chicken. The chicken will break down if left too long in the vinaigrette so add it just before serving. Season with salt if desired. Divide sambal among four plates. Garnish with cilantro leaves. Excellent served with fresh pineapple spears on the side.
Sherri 7y agoI have not found a recipe that I felt was worthy of Big Oven for a long time, but this is worthy. I would give it more that 5 stars if I could. It was perfect in every way and the vinaigrette was heavenly. I made it just as written although I did double it, which was good thing since it was engulfed. I simply served it with fresh pineapple spears which seemed to be ideal. If you like the flavor of Asian foods this should be right up your alley. [I posted this recipe.]