Asian Salad (NSNG)

1/4 cabbage, chopped (raw or blanched)
1 carrot, cut in thin discs
1/2 yellow or red pepper, sliced
wafer thin slices of onion, to taste

1 C garbanzo beans
1 “bundle” Saifun Bean Threads (boil for 1 minute, drain & chop)
4 rings canned pineapple, chopped (or use fresh pineapple)
1/4 C toasted pumpkin seeds

2 1/2 T plain rice vinegar (unsweetened)
2 T soy sauce or tamari
2 t ginger juice (The Ginger People)
2 t toasted sesame oil
1/4 t Sriracha
Sprinkle of Shichimi Togarashi (red pepper mix)


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate for at least 30-60 minutes.  Serve cold.  Add more Sriracha, to taste.

**Obviously, this recipe can be modified in many ways. Try using steamed edamame or marinated tofu cubes instead of the garbanzo beans.  Or, add some green stuff like snap peas or broccoli.  Use almonds instead of pumpkin seeds.  Sprinkle on toasted sesame seeds.  The sky’s the limit!

(NSNG = No Sugar No Grains)