Wanderfood Wednesday — Geotjeori

Posted by on May 6, 2010 in Korea, Sandbox Photography, Sandbox Reviews, Wanderfood Wednesday | 6 comments

Here we are for another week of Wanderfood Wednesday kindly hosted by Wanderlust and Lipstick.

Spring Vegetable Salad

This week I’m bringing you back to Korea to share Geotjeori; Spring Vegetable Salad. This was a recipe that Chef Shawn prepared at the cooking class I attended a few weeks ago in Seoul. The greens that you will see listed in the recipe below will probably be totally foreign to you, unless of course you’re Korean or living here. The homemade salad dressing is the star here.

I am always looking for flavorful salad dressings that aren’t  laden with fat. This one fits the bill, and is simply a delicious addition to any fresh salad. The chili paste gives it some real heat. If you don’t want spicy simply add more honey.  This recipe serves two.

20 g Doi namul

20 g Yuche namul

120 g Ssuk namul

20 g Doi minari

(Unless you are in Korea these greens will be impossible to come here. They actually grow in the wild and are only available in the traditional markets for a short time each spring and fall.)

You can substitute any of  your favorite salad fixings.

Salad Dressing:

2 tbsp chili paste

1 tbsp vinegar

2 tbsp apple juice

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp honey (more if you want a less spicy dressing)

1 tsp sesame oil

1 and 1/2 cloves garlic chopped

1/4 leek chopped

Wash all vegetables

Mix all ingredients for sauce

Gently mix sauce with vegetables

There you have a fresh salad with a flavorful guilt free salad dressing!

If you are in Korea and want to attend cooking class, contact Dan at Seoul Eats.

A tweet or a stumble on this post would be most appreciated, and of course I will reciprocate.

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  1. Hi Nancie:
    There are lots of Korean grocery stores here in Victoria and I could probably find some of those veggies if I really tried. I'm sure I could find suitable substitutes in Chinatown, too. I see your chef is a pro(weighs his ingredients). Of course, for the sauce measurements, he uses what's easiest(hard to weigh a gram of honey, LOL).

  2. @Terrence.
    Thanks for dropping by. The honey measurement is probably my typo, not his 🙂 I'll check it when I get home tonight. As far as the greens go, If you can find them in Victoria that would be awesome. Even here in Korea they are only available in the traditional markets. I think that is probably because they are not grown commercially.

  3. That looks scrumptious. I Love salads. Yum! 🙂

  4. @GotPassport………….I'm with you there. I'm missing all of the wonderful salads of Thailand at the moment.

  5. i think we need to come visit. this looks so yummy!

  6. @Jessie

    Lots of great food choices here in Korea.

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