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Green salad with fresh ginseng

epicure 3 July 2013
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Contrasting ginseng with earthy chestnut and sweet pear is what makes this a perfect Korean salad. Deodok is a root vegetable similar to ginseng but with a more tangy flavour and meat-like texture.

Serves 4-6 Prep time 15 minutes

for salad
250g spring mix or any delicate
salad greens of your choice
1 root fresh ginseng, thinly sliced
2-3 fresh chestnuts, thinly sliced
¼ Korean pear, thinly sliced

for dressing
5 roots deodok, shredded or ground
1 red bell pepper
1½ tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
juice from ¼ lemon
2 cloves garlic, crushed
70ml white wine vinegar
2 tbsp shredded pear
50ml honey
130ml extra virgin olive oil

  • For dressing, whisk all ingredients together, until emulsified and smooth.
  • Mix salad with the dressing and add slices of fresh ginseng, fresh chestnuts and Korean pears on top.

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