Do you ever have conversations like this at your house?
Person not to be named: "What are we having for dinner?"
Person not to be named: "Really? Are you sure we can't have something else?"
Me: "Yes, I'm sure. It's a new salad you will like it."
Person not to be named: "But I'm going to be hungry in an hour if I have salad."
Me: "Why do we have to have this conversation every time we have salad?"
And on it goes. I'm serious. Every time I make salad for dinner we have a conversation that is just like the one above. I don't know why because...and I kid you not...after we eat dinner he always thanks me for having salad because it makes him feel so good and healthy. Silly boy!
I love to have salad for dinner, especially as spring and summer comes around. This is a keeper. It will be on our list for a long time. My husband and I loved it. The flavors are fantastic and I love the crunch the peanuts give. As a side note, if you are not a huge fan of cilantro (which I am not) don't worry, it is not overpowering and it adds a little zest that is perfect for the combination of ingredients.
Crunchy Asian Chicken Salad
1 lb. skinless and boneless chicken breasts
3 T. olive oil
2 T. fresh lime juice
1 T. cilantro, chopped fine
1 t. salt and pepper
1/4 t. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
1/2 c. olive oil
1/4 c. fresh lime juice
1 T. grated lime peel
3 T. white wine vinegar
1/4 t. chili powder
2 T. sugar
1 t. salt and pepper
Combination of shredded Napa Cabbage and baby spinach (about 5-6 cups)
1 c. shredded carrots
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 c. chopped peanuts
1. Cut chicken breasts into thin strips. In a bowl combine 3 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp lime juice, 1 Tbsp cilantro, cayenne, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Add chicken and marinate for 30 minutes. Heat pan and saute chicken until cooked through. Set aside to cool.
2. In a bowl mix together the 1/2 c. olive oil, 1/4 c. lime juice, lime peel, vinegar, chili powder, sugar, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper.
3. In a large bowl, add together cabbage, spinach, carrots, cilantro, chicken and peanuts. Add in dressing mixture and toss. Enjoy!
Source: Homebased Mom