January 9, 2012

ASIAN CHICKEN SALAD WITH SESAME GINGER DRESSING

 I love the fresh light flavor of this salad with the combination of ingredients.  It's light and satisfying and filling at the same time.

Ingredients for salad:
  • 1 head heart of romaine, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded broccoli slaw mix
  • 1 cup coarsely shredded cabbage
  • 2 stalks celery, cut on a bias
  • 1 carrot, cut into matchstick pieces
  • 1/2 red bell pepper sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup of edamame, shelled
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 small can mandarin oranges in their own juice, drained
  • 2 small or 1 large chicken breast, poached and cubed
  • Chow mien noodles for topping
Ingredients for dressing:
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger root
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup naturally brewed soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Directions for salad:

Combine all ingredients except mandarin oranges, chicken and chow mien noodles and toss together.  Place salad mixture on plate and top with remaining ingredients.

Direction for dressing:

Combine all ingredients except sesame seeds.  Microwave for 30 seconds and mix with blender.  Add sesame seeds and chill before serving.

13 comments:

Tina said...

I really do like the mix of greens that you pulled together in this salad. Also, this household has recently locked on to asian style dressing as a favorite, so I know we would enjoy the one you have listed here. Thanks for sharing.

Culinary Collage said...

Thanks Tina....we really enjoy all of the Asian flavors in our house too.

Aarthi said...

yummy...tasty one..Bookmarked

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

Lyndsey said...

I really have to make this for my husband. He loves Asian flavors in his salads. I make a lot of Asian dishes but not many salads. I like how you used broccoli slaw in the salad!

Culinary Collage said...

Lyndsey....this salad really hit the spot for Asian flavors...thanks for stopping.

Tracy Wood said...

I could eat those chow mein noodles on just about anything! Great looking salad - I love all things Asian too.

Pam said...

It looks terrific!

Curry and Comfort said...

Yum and more yum! I love the Asian salad and the dressing is perfect! Well done! Have a great week! ~ Ramona

Culinary Collage said...

Thanks Ramona - I'd love to start experimenting more with curry....so tasty! Maybe we can swap some recipes.

Jessa Irene said...

This looks so lovely!

Culinary Collage said...

Thanks Jessa Irene....I stopped by your site and it's great!

Miriam said...

This salad looks like a winner :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Grapefruit said...

Love asian flavors and this one is sure to be a hit with the family. I;m bookmarking this to make later!

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