Asian Salad

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I found this really light salad recently and decided to lighten it up even more. It is so light that you might like it for dinner when you have already had a heavy lunch. Or, when it is hot outside and you don’t feel like eating much.  Or for lunch?

Hmmmmm, I’m not selling this salad am I? 

IT’S SO REFRESHING TOO! Makes you feel full, but not weighed down. I’m not a very good sales person but don’t take it out on the salad. It is a must try.

strips

The original recipe I found called for frying won ton strips. Which I am sure would be insanely delicious but I try not to fry. I would rather waste excessive calories on things like cheese or beer.  But if frying is your thing then go right ahead!

almonds

Here are the almonds, getting all toasty.

dressing parts

Dressing-before.

dressing

Dressing-after.

Chicken

Finely shredded chicken. Courtesy of my in house chicken shredder.  Let’s face it, i’m a lucky girl.

fusilli

Up close Fusilli.

layers

Layer it all in a big bowl!

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ASIAN SALAD

Adapted from Foodie Crush
serves 2

Ingredients:

1 wheat tortilla cut into 2 inch strips

olive oil spray

4 cups chopped romaine lettuce

1  roasted chicken breast, shredded

2 green onions, chopped

1/4 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted

2 cups cooked fusilli, cooled or chilled

dressing:
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar

2 teaspoon sesame oil

2 teaspoons sugar

4 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce

4 tablespoons sesame seeds

1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Pinch of garlic powder

Instructions and Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350. Spray strips of tortilla and scatter about on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 3-4 minutes each side or until golden.
2. In a large bowl, combine lettuce, chicken breast, green onion, almonds and pasta.
3. Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk well until sugar dissolves. Toss lettuce mixture with 1/2 of the  sesame dressing and top with sesame seeds and wonton strips and serve. Add more dressing if desired.

DO YOU LIKE A LIGHT DINNER OR A BIG DINNER?

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