Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Chinese Chicken Salad

Here’s a great spring salad that makes a perfect main dish or side. This refreshing salad loads up the cilantro, ginger and crispy snow peas for a fresh and refreshing flavor. Pairs best with a white wine – try Riesling or maybe even a Viognier.


3 teaspoons sesame oil

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped

1/4 head red cabbage, shredded

1/2 head romaine lettuce, shredded

½ head Napa Cabbage

2 carrots, shredded

1 cup snow peas, lightly chopped

1 small bunch cilantro leaves, chopped

1/4 cup chopped green onions

2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken

1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts

1 cup fried crispy wontons

Salt and pepper to taste


In a small bowl, mix vinegar, ginger, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and oil together, and add salt and pepper to taste. Toss together shredded lettuce, cabbage, lettuce, cilantro, carrots, snow peas and onion in a large bowl. Pour dressing over salad and serve. Serves 6-8.

Recipe by Karen Grimes