Chinese Hot Salad

Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 10 minutes


I used to make this often when we lived in Hawaii. Every time we eat it now, it reminds me of the islands.


  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger root, grated
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 stalks celery, thickly sliced
  • 1 green pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 1 cup Chinese pea pods
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and cut into strips
  • 6 lettuce leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


In a wok or large pan, saute onion, ginger, and garlic in 2 tablespoons water for 1 minute. Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and the celery, green peppers, pea pods, and bean sprouts. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for 6 minutes. Add the remaining soy sauce, the cucumber, and the lettuce. Continue to cook 3 minutes longer. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Mix well. Serve hot.