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Chinese sweet and sour salad |chinasichuanfood.com
Chinese Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins

Amazing Chinese sweet and sour salad dressing

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Northern
Keyword: Salad dressing
Servings: 2
Calories: 274 kcal
  • 250 g raw salad vegetable mixing , any type you prefer
  • 1/5 bell pepper , shredded
  • 2 small red radish , thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted peanuts
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
Garlic water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp. hot boiling water
Sweet and sour sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Chinese black vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. salt or to taste , optional if you pursue a low salt content
  1. Clean the vegetable well and then drain completely. Shred the bell pepper and slice the radish.

  2. In a pan, add around 2 tablespoons of vegetable cooking oil and place the peanuts in when the oil is cold. Use medium fire to heat until there are small bubbles around the peanuts. Continue heating with slowest fire until you hear lots of Papa Sound. Transfer the peanuts out immediately. Drain off extra oil and set aside.

  3. In a small pot, add sugar, black vinegar, light soy sauce and salt in. Heat over slowest fire and gently stir the sauce. Make sure the sugar is dissolved. Always keep slow fire and remove the pot from fire if necessary. Don’t let the sauce boils.  Set aside and cool down completely.

  4. Garlic water| add 1 tablespoon of hot water in two smashed garlic. Set aside and soak for 10 minutes.

  5. Assemble| mix vegetable, shredded bell peppers, sliced red radishes and toasted peanuts in a large mixing bowl. Add olive oil and sesame oil, squeeze the garlic water and drizzle the sweet and sour sauce. Mix well and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 267mg12%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 6720IU134%
Vitamin C 29.1mg35%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.