Every Wednesday this summer I am going to be sharing a new salad recipe, I am calling it the “Summer Salad Series.” In an effort to eat healthier dinners Chris and I made a resolution to eat a salad one night per week. Chris suggested that I feature the salads on the blog to keep me accountable to our goal which is a great idea.
There are lots of fun side salad recipes out there to try but when looking or main course salads I found more of a challenge. I am looking for salads that are easy to assemble, with simple ingredients, and healthy dressing options.
Today’s salad is a Chinese chicken salad, one of my favorite salads to order at a restaurant. I love the crispy wontons and the tangy dressing. I never thought it would something that I could make at home but this recipe proved me wrong. This recipe makes main course salads, I hope you give it a try this summer!
1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
2 navel oranges
About 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
4 fresh wonton wrappers, cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips (you could buy premade to save time)
6 cups finely shredded cabbage (I bought a head of Napa cabbage and shredded it myself)
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
Spicy soy-ginger dressing (recipe follows)
1 large avocado, cubed
4 green onions (including green tops), sliced diagonally
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
In a large serving bowl, toss the cabbage, chicken, and asparagus with the dressing. Top with avocado, orange slices, and wonton strips, then garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
I hope you enjoyed the first salad from my summer salad series. If you have a salad that you would like to share or a recipe you want me to try please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.