Sep 10, 2009

Tossed Asian Delight

Hungry has met someone new... Tonight, Hungry Meets Healthy Asian! I'm Nikki, Christina and Brandon's very first guest-blogger... AND Christina's original cooking and baking partner! hahaha. We've had Asian night before, with sushi rolls, egg rolls, teriyaki chicken and veggies, and fried rice, but this salad takes it to a new level! Filling, flavorful, and fun! You will want to make this tasty, healthy, asian-infused chicken salad! "This salad is so healthy, but it's delightful!" -Christina Orso

It's quite simple, measure the following:
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon white or cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


2 cups cooked shredded chicken
1/4 cup very thinly sliced onion
2 cups finely shredded napa cabbage
3/4 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup fresh cilantro

After all that measuring and chopping ingredients, we paused for a quick cheers because soon it would be time to eat!

Now mix the lime, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, black pepper, and onions into a small bowl. Then take the chicken, cabbage, carrots, and cilantro and mix into a large bowl. Here's a sneak peak at our technique:

Now you can pour the "dressing" atop the veggie mix and stir it all up.
It was our first time using napa cabbage, and it was fantastic. It has a nice crisp feel, and basically a hybrid between cabbage and romaine lettuce. After a quick 40 minute prep time, we were ready to eat... and as you can see here... Eating is serious business!

The salad is light and fresh. If desired it is great with some sweet chili sauce instead of the sugar. Brandon, sorry you missed out to watch the Tigers lose! :) The Gamecocks will dominate come Saturday! Enjoy this recipe and "Lettuce eat!" -Nicole Johnson


  1. Ow! This looks so yummy. I love how you laid out all the ingredients in little bowls like they do on cooking shows! Great guest post :)

  2. Nicole giggles alot.

  3. That salad looks delightful.

  4. I love Asian food, everything looks great!

  5. I spy with my little eye....A CAMELBAK!!!!!