Chinese Chicken Salad with Asian Peanut Salad Dressing
A crunchy Chinese chicken salad tossed with a lip smackingly delicious peanut dressing, this is the sort of salad that's a truly satisfying meal in itself!
Course: Meal, Salad
Author: Nagi | RecipeTin Eats
2 1/2tbsppeanut butter
2tsptoasted sesame oil
1tbspcanola oil(or vegetable, grapeseed or peanut oil)
1 tbsp + 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 - 1 1/2tbspwater(or lime juice)
1garlic clove, minced
1/2tspginger, freshly grated
1 1/2cupsChinese cabbage / Napa cabbage, shredded
1cupred cabbage, shredded
1 1/2cupscarrots, julienned (I used Just Veg pre shredded carrots) (Note 1)
1 1/2cupsshredded cooked chicken
1 1/2cupsbean sprouts
1shallot / green onion / scallion, finely sliced on the diagonal
1/4cuppeanuts, roughly chopped
1/4+ cups crunchy fried noodles(I use Changs)
Mix Dressing in a jug or small bowl. Use water to adjust consistency (it should be pretty thick and gloopy), Sriracha for spiciness and saltiness with salt (not more soy sauce).
Place all Salad ingredients in a bowl, reserving some noodles, peanuts and shallots for topping. Drizzled with Dressing and toss. Garnish with remaining noodles, peanuts and shallots and serve immediately.
1. Fresh, crunchy and juicy, pre shredded carrots by Just Veg are available at Woolworths stores on the east coast of Australia. These pre shredded carrots are not only super handy to have on hand for quick salads, pop into sandwiches and wraps or to add into meals, they are made using carrots that are deemed "not good enough" for the stores that would otherwise go to waste.Grown, shredded and packed by Aussie farmers in Queensland, this initiative to reduce waste and encourage Aussies to eat more fresh veg is underpinned by the drive of 5 farmers' wives. Read more about their story in the post - you'll love it as much as I do!2. The Dressing can be served on the side if preferred.3. To make this Gluten Free, use GF peanut butter and soy sauce (tamari) and leave out the noodles. Use crunchy fried shallots instead! (Sold in the Asian section of supermarkets)4. Nutrition per serving. This makes two BIG servings! (Or 4 as a side).