Tiger Vegetable Salad (Lao Hu Cai)

1 large bunch cilantro, with the thick stems removed, cut into 3-inch lengths (about 5 cups, loosely packed)
1 green bell pepper or 1 cucumber, stemmed, seeded and slivered
1 fresh chili pepper, stemmed, seeded and slivered
2 scallions, slivered
¼ teaspoon salt
Sesame oil and white vinegar, to taste.

1. In a bowl, combine cilantro, green pepper, chili pepper and scallions.

2. Add vegetable oil and salt; toss lightly. Add a few drops of sesame oil, vinegar and more salt to taste; toss again.

3. Pile on a plate and serve immediately; salad wilts quickly.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings. Time: 15 minutes

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