Author Notes:While this salad might not have anything to do with authentic Chinese food, but it’s deliciously refreshing—and simple and flexible enough that all the ingredients are accessible anywhere. You can easily throw it together with various leftovers, but it’s also worthy of a special shopping trip.
In terms of the salad vegetable components, you need the cabbage and one or two other vegetables. Everything else is an optional add-on: Put them all in the salad or use a combination (I like cabbage, scallions, and carrots). —Sara Jenkins
Photo by Linda Xiao