Tuesday, January 3, 2012

HealthiFood Chicken Cabbage Salad

I think I want to start living off this salad. It's crunchy. It's yummy. It's got a lot of black pepper (which I love).  And it's totally healthy. If that doesn't sell you, here's a fun fact: My husband will actually eat this for dinner as long as I serve some bread on the side. One quick warning: The dressing tastes pretty bad on its own, so keep your fingers out. This is because it's really strong, but when lightly coated over cabbage, it's delicious.

HealthiFood Chicken Cabbage Salad

Toss together in a large bowl:
1/2 head of green cabbage, diced (about 5-6 cups)
2 c chopped fresh baby spinach
1 chicken breast, cooked and chopped into bite-sized pieces

2 T sesame seeds

1 c water

1 - 3 oz package chicken ramen noodle soup

Break up the noodles into bite-sized pieces and pour into a colander. Pour the boiling water over the noodles to slightly soften them. Then toss the noodles into the bowl of cabbage and spinach and mix.

In a separate bowl, whisk together:
1 T olive oil
1 T vinegar
2 tsp white sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic
the flavor package from the ramen noodles

Drizzle the dressing over the cabbage mixture. Toss/mix to coat evenly. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Makes about 6 cups.

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