This Napa Cabbage, Asian Pear, and Carrot Salad is simple and easy to throw together with refreshing flavors. I wrote a bit about Asian pears in my Dakkochi post. I really enjoyed the crisp texture they brought to the salad and their sweetness. The dressing nicely compliments the cabbage, pear, and carrots. This salad makes a great starter to an Asian-inspired meal. I served it with Dak Bulgogi- which I will post in a few days.
I used this Messermeister Pro Touch Julienne Cutterto slice the carrots. It works very efficiently to get uniform strips without much labor.
Napa cabbage (Nappa, Chinese, Celery Cabbage) is a common ingredient in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese cooking. It was originally grown near Beijing, China. It is a long, oval cabbage with a light greenish yellow color. It is a good source of folate, manganese, iron, and zinc. I have been able to find it at most grocery stores and Asian markets in my area.