Sumi Salad

Give me some crunch!  Crunch is so satisfying. Eating is a necessity, but the crunch you get from eating certain foods kicks up the pleasure factor greatly. Practically everything in this salad rates high on the crunch factor scale. You ask, “Is there such a thing as a crunch factor scale?” Who knows, but let’s just say there is. This salad would be off the crunchin’ charts! Sumi Salad ~ Shredded crunchy green and purple cabbage, julienne carrots, green onions, and roasted almonds tossed with rice vinaigrette dressing, then garnished with wonton noodles for even more crunch. Crunch your way to health!

In a recent white paper, the Almond Board of California said “Almonds offer something no other nut does: the most highly rated crunch factor for consumers.” The Almond Board of California is from my hometown of Modesto, CA and I’m here to tell you , we know our nuts! The satisfaction of  crunching on foods is a great way to relieve tension. Did you know that stress, anger and anxiety are the most common reasons why we experience cravings for crunch? So the next time you feel the urge to bite someone’s head off, pick up something crunchy instead. How’s your crunch satisfaction meter running today? 

Rice Vinaigrette

In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, salt and pepper.

Toasted almonds
Toast the slivered almonds in a small skillet until lightly browned. Don’t skip this step. What a difference a little toastiness on the almonds makes.  The nutty flavor is greatly enhanced and when you come across the nuts in the salad you’ll appreciate the flavor and the crunch! 

Sumi Salad in bowl
Combine the cabbage, almonds, carrots and green onions in a large serving bowl. Crunch City!

Rice Vinaigrette to salad

Add dressing to salad and toss to coat well. Healthy, happy colors! I can almost feel the crunch beneath my teeth!

Wontons in Sumi Salad
If you’re not going to serve the salad for awhile, it’s fine to dress the salad and keep it chilled. Add the wonton strips right before serving and gently toss to combine. Gotta keep the crunch in everything. No soggy bits! Serves 6-8.

Sumi Salad
Serves 7
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
273 calories
20 g
0 g
21 g
5 g
2 g
234 g
137 g
8 g
0 g
18 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
234g
Servings
7
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273
Calories from Fat 185
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g
33%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 137mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 6g
23%
Sugars 8g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
71%
Vitamin C
132%
Calcium
12%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Rice Vinaigrette Dressing
  1. 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  2. 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  3. 2 tablespoons mild honey
  4. 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seed oil
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. Black pepper, to taste
Salad
  1. 1 small head of green cabbage, shredded
  2. 1/2 small head of purple cabbage, shredded
  3. 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
  4. 2 medium carrots, shredded
  5. 2 green onions, green parts only, thinly sliced on diagonal
  6. 3/4 cup wonton strips
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Toast the slivered almonds in a small skillet until lightly browned to bring out the nutty flavor.
  3. Combine the cabbage, almonds, carrots and green onions in a large serving bowl.
  4. Add dressing to salad and toss to coat well.
  5. Add the wonton strips right before serving and gently toss to combine. Serves 6-8.
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calories
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fat
21g
protein
5g
carbs
20g
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