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Perilla Leaf and Carrot Salad Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 bunch of perilla leaves, washed and dried
- 2 medium-sized carrots, peeled and julienned
- 1/4 cup of chopped roasted peanuts
- 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- None

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a small bowl, whisk together rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, salt, and pepper until well combined.

2. In a large mixing bowl, add perilla leaves, julienned carrots, and chopped roasted peanuts.

3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently until everything is coated evenly.

4. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the salad.

5. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.


- Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: None
Temperature:
- Serve chilled
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 120
- Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 10g
- Protein: 4g
- Fiber: 3g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Perilla leaves can be substituted with basil leaves or mint leaves.
- Roasted peanuts can be substituted with cashews or almonds.
- Rice vinegar can be substituted with apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar.
- Soy sauce can be substituted with tamari or coconut aminos.
- Honey can be substituted with maple syrup or agave nectar.
- Sesame oil can be substituted with olive oil or avocado oil.

Variations:
- Add sliced cucumbers or radishes for extra crunch.
- Top with grilled chicken or shrimp for a protein boost.
- Add sliced avocado for a creamy texture.

Tips and tricks:
- Use a mandolin to julienne the carrots quickly and evenly.
- Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan over medium heat for a few minutes to enhance their flavor.
- Make the dressing ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Storage instructions:
- Store the salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- None

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the salad in a large bowl or on individual plates.
- Garnish with extra perilla leaves or chopped peanuts.

Garnishes:
- Extra perilla leaves or chopped peanuts.

Pairings:
- This salad pairs well with grilled meats or seafood.

Suggested side dishes:
- Serve with steamed rice or noodles for a more filling meal.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the dressing is too salty, add more honey or rice vinegar to balance the flavors.
- If the salad is too dry, add more dressing or a drizzle of olive oil.

Food safety advice:
- Wash and dry the perilla leaves and carrots thoroughly before using them in the salad.

Food history:
- Perilla leaves are commonly used in Korean cuisine and are known for their unique flavor and health benefits.

Flavor profiles:
- This salad has a balance of sweet, salty, and nutty flavors with a hint of sesame.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve this salad as a light lunch or as a side dish for a larger meal.

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Region: Korean

Taste: Tangy, Sweet, Savory, Fresh, Crunchy