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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sesame Chicken Salad

Hi, there! I hope you are enjoying the New Year so far! After all the indulgence of the holidays, I'm ready for lighter meals. How about you? This salad fits that bill and it takes 15 minutes to throw together. Enjoy!

Recipe (makes 4 salads):
2 carrots, washed and peeled into thin ribbons
10 ounces of greens, I used a combo of spinach and romaine
1 small red onion, very thinly sliced
3 radishes, washed and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
1 store bought rotisserie chicken, shredded or left-over roast chicken or cooked chicken breasts thinly sliced, etc.
1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, grated finely
2 generous tablespoons rice vinegar
2 generous tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, you could also use honey
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil

In a large bowl, combine carrots, salad greens. onion, radishes, sesame seeds, and chicken. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the ginger, soy sauce, sugar and vinegar. Whisking constantly, slowly add the oils in a steady stream. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad. Toss to coat. Divide among plates and serve. 

image by Briana
salad inspired by a Real Simple recipe


eunice asay said...

Okay, Bri my sweet. . . I want some of this salad right nowI I'm off to Harmons to pick up the ingredients. I love you

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

I'm totally with you; by the time the holidays are over I'm craving light and healthy stuff. Looks tasty! P.S. Those are cool forks!