Thai Salad with Ginger Dressing

Serves 8-10


  • 4 cups shredded napa, green, or purple cabbage (or a combination), chopped
  • 2 peppers, sliced (yellow and red)
  • 2 cups cucumber, chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, shredded
  • 2 cups frozen edamame, thawed
  • 4 stalks green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Optional Addition: 2 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 4 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. Add all of the ingredients for the dressing together in a food processor or large mason jar. Process or shake until the dressing is emulsified.
  2. Add all of the salad ingredients to a large serving bowl. Add half the dressing to the salad ingredients.
  3. Toss with serving spoons or salad tongs until all of the ingredients are well-combined and the veggies are completely coated.
  4. Serve and top with additional dressing and chow mein noodles.

*Any nutritional information provided is an estimate. The accuracy for any nutritional information on this website is not guaranteed.

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Creamy White Bean Soup with Tadka


  • 3 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 large jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 1 2″ piece ginger, peeled, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • (2) 15.5 ounce cans of white beans, rinsed
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 bunch kale greens, ribs and stems removed, and chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • cilantro leaves


  1. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, jalapeño, ginger, kosher salt, and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened and onion is stating to brown at edges (8-10 minutes).
  2. Sprinkle garam marsala and turmeric over vegetables, stir in and cook until fragrant (1-2 minutes).
  3. Add beans and broth to pot and stir, scraping up any browned bits. Bring to a simmer and cook, occasionally mashing some of the beans (15-20 minutes).
  4. Add greens and lime juice to pot and stir to wilt greens. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Heat remaining 1/3 cup oil in a small saucepan over medium. Add cumin and mustard seeds and a big pinch of salt. Cook swirling, until fragrant and mustard seeds begin to pop, about 1 minute. Remove *tadka from heat.
  6. Divide beans and greens among bowls and top with tadka and cilantro.

Note: Tadka is a core technique in Indian cooking where spices bloom in fat to extract bold flavors. The highly perfumed fat and its contents are either spooned onto a finished dish (which often incites a flourish of crackling and sizzling) or incorporated during cooking.

Thank you to the big community of food visionaries out there in the world, working together to inspire and pass on food traditions and flavors. The recipe found on this page started in the May 2022 edition of Bon Appétit Magazine.