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Warm Thai chicken salad with creamy ginger dressing

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

A flavorful Asian-inspired salad

Fresh greens, crunchy cashews and warm chicken are the base for this delicious salad. Drizzle it with homemade ginger dressing for a quick and healthy meal.

 Warm Thai chicken salad with creamy ginger dressing

As big fan of salads, we agree they can get boring sometimes. Here we amp up things up with Thai flavors. To save time, we used a rotisserie chicken we purchased at our local grocery store, diced it and served it warm on top of our salad. If you are not a fan of ginger opt for a peanut or sesame dressing.

Warm Thai chicken salad with creamy ginger dressing recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients:

For the dressing

  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1/2 small shallot
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon agave or honey
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup peanut or vegetable oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

For the salad

  • 1 cup finely shredded Napa cabbage
  • 2 cups chopped romaine
  • 1 large carrot shredded
  • 1/4 cup honey roasted cashews
  • 1 cup rotisserie chicken breast, diced
  • 1/2 cup crunchy Asian noodles (found in the Asian section of your grocery store)
  • 4 Thai basil leaves, thinly sliced (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a blender, add all of the ingredients for the dressing. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cabbage, greens and shredded carrots. Gently toss with your hands and divide between two large salad bowls. Top with cashews, diced chicken and crispy noodles.
  3. Garnish with the thinly sliced Thai basil and drizzle with creamy ginger dressing. Serve immediately.

More delicious salad ideas

Vegetarian chickpea salad
Refreshing watermelon feta salad
Strawberry quinoa salad

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