The sun is out in the cool, rainy Pacific Northwest. It’s too hot to cook. What do I do for dinner? Grilling and salads and frittatas were getting old. As I watched my son gobble up pot stickers, I got an idea.
I headed for Trader Joe’s and gathered the ingredients for the dish. While I was there, one of the employees asked what I was going to make and I told her. She liked the idea so much, she went back and made it for their afternoon sampler demo.
What could be better than a cold dish on a hot night? Here’s the recipe.
Asian Pasta Salad
1 package Trader Joe’s Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons
1 package shredded cabbage
1 cup sliced bell peppers, yellow, red and/or green or Me’lange ‘ a Trois (frozen sliced pepper mix)
½ cup chopped green onions
½ cup Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette dressing
Cilantro for garnish
Brown the wontons in a tablespoon of oil for 5 minutes only. Thaw the frozen peppers by running cold water over them in a colander in the sink. When the wontons are browned and cooling, toss the peppers in with them for a few seconds.
Assemble all the ingredients in a large salad bowl: cabbage, green onions, peppers and wontons. Toss with the dressing. Add the cilantro. Chill for an hour or so.
Serve and Enjoy!
Happy Midsummer Night!