Wednesday 20 January 2016

Abalone Salad with Lime Chia Vinaigrette & CNY2016 Giveaway

Canned abalone is rather expensive here but a lot of people love to buy canned abalone for CNY celebration as it symbolizes abundance of auspicious feasts, wealth, luck etc. etc. (“年年包有余”). Hence, it’s a trend for 'a must have' abalone during CNY celebration for my family... to indulge the luxury dish once a year ... hee .. hee ! There are many ways to enjoy this delicacy … braised abalone with mushrooms & vegetables, add sliced abalone to treasure pot (pen cai) or prosperity toss “Lo Hei Yusheng” etc. etc. Somehow, I like abalone salad ... Abalone and Asian Slaw with Oriental Dressing shared last year.

When I saw the recipe shared by Angie's Recipes - Frisée, Artichoke, Sweet Pointed Pepper Salad with Lime Chia Vinaigrette, I know I must make the lime chia vinaigrette for my abalone salad ! Why ... somehow the pieces of artichoke looked like abalone at a glance ... hee .. hee!
Now, who's with me to feast this quick & easy luxurious abalone salad ?

Recipe source : Angie's Recipes
Slightly modified on the ingredients below
Abalone Salad with Lime Chia Vinaigrette
Dressing :
20 ml Extra virgin olive oil
50 ml Vegetable broth
20 ml Freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon Dijon wholegrain mustard
1/2 teaspoon Chilli flakes (omitted as don't have any on hand)
1 teaspoon Maple syrup
1 tablespoon Chia seeds
Salt and pepper to taste

Red & Green Coral Lettuce
1 canned Abalone (drained and sliced thinly)
Capsicum - sliced
Pomelo - any amount to your preference

Put all the dressing ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Chill for at least an hour to thicken slightly.

Arrange the lettuce, abalone, capsicum and pomelo in a big bowl.

Pour the chilled lime chia vinaigrette dressing and gently toss until just combined.

Ready to eat ! Enjoy !
Ta da ! A big bowl of abalone salad ... taste tangy refreshingly good ! Enjoy !
Let's toast to abundance of wealth and good health in the Year of the Red Fire Monkey!

Linking this post to Cook & Celebrate Chinese New Year 2016 hosted by Yen from GoodyFoodies, Diana from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids


To welcome the Year of the Red Fire Monkey, 10 cooking bloggers have come together to bring you the chance to *win a $500 ang pow! (Terms and Conditions Apply).

So join us in ushering the new year and maybe you will be the lucky winner this year!

To enter, please complete the Rafflecopter below:
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This giveaway is brought to you by:

Alvin from Chef and Sommelier
Ann from Anncoo Journal
Charlynn from My Baking Cottage
Karen from Luvswesavory
Sharon from Delishar
Victoria from Victoria Bakes
Weilee from Wei Lee's Passion

*One Prize of SGD500 will be sent to one winner via Paypal (or bank transfer within SG). An email will be sent to the winner to notify him/her of the win. Should the Organiser (Diana) not receive a reply within 48 hours, another winner will be selected. This contest is also opened to overseas participants. 

猴年大吉  万事如意
心想事成  年年有余
Wish you luck, happiness, prosperity and abundance of blessings !


  1. Hi Karen, thank you for this very healthy and delicious salad for CNY celebration!

    1. You're welcome, Nancy. Do give it a try as it's so easy to prepare!

  2. WOW! I love this abalone salad. Sounds so healthy and delicious :D

  3. Wow,Wow, Wow....!!! Got yummy abalone and also big angpow over here , I like them very much, hehe!

    1. Hi Esther,
      Join the giveaway and wish you best of luck :)

  4. Everybody loves abalone ! Simply delicious and is a delicacy

  5. i want! i want! you reminded me that i will hv to go and buy some for CNY!

    1. Lena, yeah go grab some canned abalone to enjoy this easy to make delicacy !

  6. Great ideas to add abalone into healthy salad, looks super yummy!

  7. Hi Karen, this is such a luxurious salad. Yummy! :)

    1. Hi Jean, yea agree ... could only indulge during CNY ^-^!

  8. Hi Karen, this looks so easy to prepare! I hope it is as easy as it looks. �� I can't wait to try it out! Thanks for holding this giveaway too!

    FB: Rachel Yeo

    1. Hi Shirley,
      Yes it's very easy to prepare. Add some mandarin oranges for a more CNY looking dish. Hope you like it and wish you good luck.

    2. Hi Shirley,
      Yes it's very easy to prepare. Add some mandarin oranges for a more CNY looking dish. Hope you like it and wish you good luck.

  9. Karen, I am so glad that you tried the salad! Yours looks so very tasty and thank you so much for the shoutout.

  10. This is amazing, Karen. I love how festive it looks. Would be a great dish to have for our reunion dinner! :D

  11. I think so too, Sharon. Easy to prepare this CNY festive looking dish for reunion dinner. Enjoy :)

  12. Me! I will join you for this great dish :D

  13. Luxurious salad indeed!

    Hehe nowadays a lot of ppl go for "abalone mushroom". poor man's abalone. :P

    Gong Xi Fa Cai to u and your family!


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