No it's not Southern but it goes well with many Southern dishes such as fried chicken. This spicy Asian salad uses the old Chinese technique of combining sweet and sour with an added touch of spiciness.
If you are not fond of spicy food you may want to eliminate or reduce the amount of the jalapeno pepper. However, it does provide that little kick that makes this salad special and...a little different.
As a side dish this recipe will serve 4 people but for a party appetizer you can double or triple the recipe.
Note that the following prep time includes a 1 hour marinate. Additionally, there is an overnight chill recommended.