Oriental pepper salad

By | February 20, 2012

Yesterday, I spent seven hours baking five kinds of cookies.

Today, I spent five hours delivering said cookies to someone flying back to the States (you know I didn’t want to ship the heavy little things).

I have a good reason for all of this, I assure you.

But that will come later. In another post. Because today I’m talking about salad.

…And showing off our cool salad servers.

Honestly, after all the cookies I sampled, all I really want is a salad.

And this is a good one.

First of all, it’s pretty. And that counts for a lot, unless you’re my father’s kittens, who apparently are not interested in food presentation (or so he says).

Speaking of which, did you notice that the carrots and zucchinis are julienned? I did that myself.

With our mandoline.

My husband taught me how to use it without getting dismembered.

The dressing is light enough to not overshadow the vegetables, but strong enough to bring them together into one dish.

Oh, and it’s a great accompaniment to my teriyaki tofu over brown rice.

Though if you just want to have it with cookies, I’ll understand.


Kittensluvme123 on February 21, 2012 at 2:46 am.

I have learned from an anonymous source that the “cats” mentioned earlier are actually 10-11 months old, which is NOT considered a “cat”, rather that they are considered kittens, as seen in the following…


I insist that you correct this horrendous mistake, if possible.

Thank you.


Tali Simon on February 21, 2012 at 8:38 pm.

Well, well. If you insist. I stand corrected.


Rachel B. on February 24, 2012 at 11:52 am.

I’m making this for shabbos. I love your blog!


Tali Simon on February 25, 2012 at 8:39 pm.

Thank you, Rachel! Hope you enjoyed.


Elana on January 25, 2015 at 6:18 pm.

I meant to make this recipe according to the way you made it, but then I used it as inspiration (based on not wanting to julienne anything) – I used different colored peppers, a purple onion, and thinly sliced tomatoes to make a gorgeous rainbow salad with the dressing (which was really excellent!!)

Thanks for a great recipe. :)


Tali Simon on January 25, 2015 at 6:35 pm.

Your anti-julienne version sounds great!


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