Monday, August 27, 2012

Chinese Chop Salad

Chinese Chop Salad

What says summer better than a salad?

I have to admit, salad is one of my favorite foods.  I don't have a favorite kind, or a favorite dressing.  I love them all.  This one is great because of the crunch of the almonds and ramen noodles. 

1 romaine heart, chopped
2 cups shredded cabbage {I used the store bought coleslaw mix}
1 cup shredded carrot
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 green onions, sliced
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 cups bean sprouts
8 oz. drained mandarin oranges {about 1 cup}
1/2 cup toasted almonds
1 package ramen, broken apart

for the dressing-
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon ginger, finely minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar (or plain white vinegar would work too)
1/4 cup canola oil
OR 2/3 cup prepared sesame ginger dressing

Stir all ingredients together for dressing in a small bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for salad and toss with dressing. Top with more almonds and ramen if desired and serve immediately.

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