Asian Chicken (or not) Salad

I made this salad the other day and left it out for my 17-year-old  (darling but picky) daughter to eat for dinner. I received a text from her saying, "thanks so much for the yummy dinner!! love you☺️". I prefer it without the chicken and ramen noodles, but she loves those ingredients, so I threw them in for her. The Napa cabbage is crunchy but mild tasting. The almonds add protein with a crispy crunch, and the edamame adds plant-based protein with a great flavor. I adore my vegetable and fruit spiralizer because it's so fast and easy, and creates such pretty results! If you don't have one, use a vegetable peeler and ribbon the carrots, but you are on your own to slice the red pepper. My quick Asian Salad Dressing has a nice lime and sesame flavor and is thickened with almond butter. You can even toss in some toasted sesame seeds for more flavor and effect. Asian Chicken Salad Ingredients
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1 head Napa cabbage, thinly shredded (4 to 5 cups) 4 green onions, sliced 2 -3 medium carrots, peeled and spiraled, or ribbon-cut with a vegetable peeler 1 red bell pepper, spiraled or thinly sliced 1 1/2 cups shelled edamame, thawed 2 cups cooked cubed chicken breast (optional) 1 cup toasted slivered almonds 1 package ramen noodles, uncooked and crushed (optional) 3/4 cup Asian salad dressing


1) Toss cabbage, green onions, carrots, peppers, and edamame together. Top salad with cooked, cubed chicken (if using), toasted almonds and/or crushed ramen noodles just prior to serving. Add dressing and toss well.


  • Sharon Wilcox
    March 26, 2015

    This looks better than my cabbage version. One question: how do you “slice” green onions? Thanks for the good ideas. I’m trying to eat healthier stuff. German food is good, but heavy and lots of sauces.


    • Judith Scharman
      March 26, 2015

      I love German marinated vegetable salads and the white asparagus soup in the spring time! Slice, dice or chop your green onion the way you typically cut a green onion. Thanks for reading Sharon.

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