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Island Dreams Salad Recipe

Island Dreams Salad

Fresh fresh fresh! This Island Dreams Salad Recipe is very fresh and light. This salad is a little like coleslaw in the sense that it has cabbage. After that, the similarities stop. It has a wonderful aroma with the sesame oil and Asian flavors. Your friends will love you when you bring this to your next picnic or pot luck.

Island Dreams Salad Recipe


  • 1/2 cup dole pineapple, mango, peach juice
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 4-6 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1-2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup mixed peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 large yellow onion (or one small one), thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Chinese Rice Cracker with Nuts Mix

Note: This recipe can be any combination of cabbage and other vegetables. The above list is just what I used when I made it and it was great. But, use what you have and don’t fret.


In large bowl, add all the vegetables. In a separate bowl, combine the liquids: juice, soy sauce, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar. Toss the salad with the dressing and let it set for about 10 minutes. Serve.

Variations: Try adding 1/2 cup of crushed pineapple or some diced dried mangoes for a fruity flair.

Make it just for you!

Notice that the dressing is all equal parts, so use 1 Tbl of each juice, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil for your personal salad. Put whatever vegetables you have. You can use regular cabbage (what I used) or Nappa Cabbage. You can also try adding shredded broccoli, thinly sliced bok choy, or whatever you have on hand.

For a pot luck, make it in advance

Just put the veggies in a large zip lock back and the dressing in a plastic container and toss at your party.

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