באַק טשוי סאַלאַט מיט פּינאַט גינגער דרעסינג


“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates

There’s bad news, there’s worse news and there’s good news. The bad news is that I’m currently suffering from a relapse of my autoimmune disorder. The worse news is that because I need to keep my skin away from heat, my doctor has ordered me not to cook!! AAACCCK!!!

I know some people might see not being allowed to cook as good news. What better excuse to stay out of the kitchen, stay out of the heat – after all, it’s summer and too hot to cook – and what a great excuse to eat take-out food. The problem is I love being in the kitchen and I hate take-out food. It’s rare we ever get any that I don’t end up having to “doctor” it which means I’m cooking anyway. And if I’m cooking anyway, I’d rather be cooking my own food, not fixing someone else’s.

Cooking is relaxing to me (unless it’s baking). I call it my culinary therapy. When it’s time to make dinner, I turn up the music LOUD and I chop and saute while singing and dancing around the kitchen. I’m my own dinner theater 🙂

So what’s the good news? געזונט, just because I’m not allowed to cook with heat, that doesn’t mean I can’t cook without it. It’s as if the forces that be have conspired to make me eat more salads and that’s a good thing. And that means getting more creative to make different types of salads and different salad dressings.

This may be one of the healthiest salads I’ve ever made. וואָס? It contains no added salt (GASP!) and no added oil (BIGGER GASP!). The star of the salad is Bok choy, something I usually cook. But added raw to cabbage, גלאָק פּעפּערז, carrots and onions, it’s crunchy, leafy and delicious.

The dressing is made from ginger, קנאָבל, brown rice vinegar, tamari and peanut butter. The only peanut butter I ever use contains one ingredient: peanuts. No salt, no sugar. Peanuts. No oil is added because the peanuts have their own. Sesame seeds and hemp hearts add some more healthy fat. The only salt comes from the tamari. It’s a very light yet tasty dressing that enhances rather than overpowers the salad.

Together this makes a refreshing, healthy salad that is filled with flavor. So I can’t stand the heat but I am קאָנווערטער סטילע="טעקסט-דעקאָראַטיאָנ: ונדערלינע;"> נישט staying out of the kitchen. Cue the music…

באַק טשוי סאַלאַט מיט פּינאַט גינגער דרעסינג


For the Peanut Ginger Dressing:


¼ טעפּל ברוין רייַז עסיק


¼ טעפּל נידעריק-סאָדיום גרינס יויך


1 tsp. גלוטען-פֿרייַ, נידעריק-סאָדיום טאַמאַרי


1/3 cup unsweetened peanut butter


¼ inch piece of ginger, גרייטיד


1 קנאָבל קלאָווע


½ cup unsweetened almond milk



פֿאַר די סאַלאַט:


4 heads of baby bok choy


½ head savoy cabbage, שרעדאַד


2 גרויס קעראַץ, peeled and shredded


1 large bell pepper, טינלי סלייסט


3 סקאַליאַנז, טינלי סלייסט


¼ גרויס רויט ציבעלע, טינלי סלייסט


¼ cup golden raisins


2 Tbs. sesame seeds


2 Tbs. hemp hearts


Combine all ingredients for the dressing in a food processor and process until smooth. שטעלן באַזונדער.

Remove the leaves from the bok choy and trim the ends. Rinse the stems well, then cut into thin slices. Put the Bok choy stems into a large bowl. Add the cabbage, קעראַץ, גלאָק פּעפּערז, סקאַליאַנז, red onions and raisins. מישן געזונט.



Add the dressing and toss to coat. Top with sesame seeds and hemp hearts. האַנאָע האָבן!

די “V” וואָרט: זאָגן אים. עסן עס. לעבן אים.


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5 רעספּאָנסעס צו באַק טשוי סאַלאַט מיט פּינאַט גינגער דרעסינג

  1. Jade Asian Greens ויגוסט 14, 2012 בייַ 5:32 בין #

    Love this! How simple, nutritious and perfectly easy! We’re going to feature this on our Facebook page and link here so people can see how you made it, and your lovely photography. If you wish, come LIKE us on Facebook for more recipes and tips on Asian green vegetables like baby bok choy, gai lan, dau miu, yu choy, עטק. https://www.facebook.com/Jade.Asian.Greens

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  2. Lovlie ויגוסט 13, 2012 בייַ 8:09 בין #

    That dressing sounds so tasty! I think I could replace the peanuts with chickpeas (being allergic to nuts!). The addition of ginger sounds great! 🙂

  3. Carol Day ויגוסט 12, 2012 בייַ 10:44 בין #

    Hope you feel better quickly!
    Thank you for this recipe. It looks and sounds delicious. I plan on making this tomorrow.

    Note for Liisa – if you have a computer you can hook into local radio stations to play music.

  4. אַנאַנאַמאַס ויגוסט 12, 2012 בייַ 9:05 בין #

    דעם קוקט גרויס!

  5. לייסאַ פּולקקינען הענרי ויגוסט 12, 2012 בייַ 8:37 בין #

    ריאַ, you read my mind! I just discovered an asian supermarket in my town and they had a great price on baby bok choy so I picked up a large bag of them 🙂 I actually have everything to make this dressing and it sounds scrumptious. Dinner!

    I’m glad you’re finding ways to stay happy in the kitchen. Our radio broke a few months back and I really miss the music!


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