6/1/14

Asian Summer Salad with Garlic-Ginger Dressing

Summer Salads! My hubby and I decided to spend some of our summer exploring new salads to add to our menu. So I'll Share my new finds with you!


Today's recipe starts with my all time most versatile refrigerator item: A store bought rotisserie chicken.  I usually buy two at a time, one to carve into for a meal and the other to shred up into meals for the coming 2 weeks.

This Asian Summer Salad is topped with my new found love: Garlic Ginger Sesame Dressing which I found over at forkandbeans.com, and tweaked a little to my own preferences.  It's a great site, you should check it out right after your done reading mine!

For the Salad, I am making mine for only the two of us, so I mixed mine right onto our plates, if you want to make a family sized I'll give you some suggested amounts , but feel free to wing it a bit!

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Asian Summer Salad
Ingredients:
4 cups: Romaine Lettuce torn into bite sized pieces
2  cups: Baby Spinach
2 cups diced, cooked chicken
1/4 cup shredded or matchstick carrots
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup thinly sliced fresh (uncooked) yellow squash
1/2  cup cooked and cooled edamame
1/4 cup cashew nuts or peanuts chopped
1/4 cup uncooked crunchy ramen noodles

Directions:
Mix together lettuce and spinach. add in carrots, mushrooms and squash.
Top with chicken, edamame, nuts and finally the crunchy ramen noodles.
Serve with Garlic Ginger Sesame Dressing (see recipe below)


Garlic Ginger Sesame Dressing Recipe


Ingredients:

  • 1/3 c. rice vinegar
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 3 Tbs sesame seeds
  • 1 Tblspn. brown sugar
  • 1 Tblspn fresh ginger,peeled and  shredded through a zester
  • 1 large garlic clove, shredded through a zester

Directions:
Combine entire ingredient list and whisk until smooth.

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