Chinese Chicken Salad

Salad ingredients:

  • 1/2 head cabbage, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 head green lettuce, sliced thinly
  • 1 C. fresh spinach leaves, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 C. chives, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 C. cilantro, chopped
  • 2 grilled chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 pkg. Top Ramen noodles (discard seasoning packet)
  • 1/2 C. sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1/4 C. sesame seeds
  • snap peas (optional)
  • broccoli florets (optional)

Salad Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C. vegetable oil/olive oil
  • 1/2 C. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 C. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
To make the salad:  Smash Top Ramen noodles into small pieces in the packaging – open up, discard seasoning packet.  Spread dry noodles, almonds, and sesame seeds on a baking sheet.  In a 350 degree oven, toast noodles/almonds/sesame seeds until lightly browned (approx. 5-8 minutes).  Remove from oven immediately and transfer off of baking sheet to cool.  Toss all other ingredients in a large salad bowl.  Add cooled crunchies.  Prepare dressing by mixing all the ingredients with a whisk or in the blender and toss with salad.  (Adjust salad:dressing ratio to taste)  Enjoy!!!


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