This Sesame Ginger Chicken Salad is the ultimate summer dish with an Asian twist. And in case you didn’t know, we love Asia around here… (more about that later.)
Can we just talk about mangos really quick? Please raise your hand if you don’t like mangos. Ok you can be excused now…mangos come in at number one for me, and that’s saying something considering my obsession with all-things-fruit.
But really, this juicy, tropical fruit creates the perfect balance in this salad with the salted peanuts, shredded carrot and gingery dressing. It’s a simple salad that comes together quickly, but it has that bright Asian flavor of sesame, soy sauce and ginger. Asia in America? Can’t beat that.
- 3 cups spinach
- 3 cups mixed greens
- 2 cups grilled chicken slices
- 2 sliced mangos
- 1-2 large carrots, shredded
- 1/2 cup shelled edamame
- 1/4 cup crushed peanuts
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 tsp. sesame oil
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 3 Tbsp. honey
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tsp. fresh grated ginger
- Prepare the dressing by adding all the ingredients to a salad dressing jar or bottle and shake well. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, assemble the salad by mixing the spinach, greens, grilled chicken slices, sliced mangos, shredded carrots and edamame.
- Top with crushed peanuts and sesame ginger dressing.
*Make sure to use low-sodium soy sauce or the dressing will taste too salty.