Sunday, December 7, 2008

best. salad. ever

all credit for the recipe given to one of my new fav blogs: One more MooreAsian Chicken Salad

1 head green cabbage (sliced thinly/shredded)
3 green onions, chopped
1 can mandarin oranges (you can use a small or large can, depending on how much you want)
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
4 cooked chicken breasts, chopped
1 pkg Oriental Ramen Soup
1 pkg frozen peas, thawed
1/2 C slivered almonds (optional)

Dressing (add just before serving)

1/2 C Sugar
2/3 C Oil
6 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
1 packet Oriental Soup Seasoning

Directions: Combine all items for salad & toss. Just before serving, whisk together ingredients for dressing. Toss together & serve. If you want to save some of the salad for another day, don't add all the dressing as the salad will get soggy (and you don't want that!) Also, if you want to add some crunch to the salad, top with some of the ramen noodles.

I've made it 3 times in the last couple weeks and even Easton hogs it down. We leave out the almonds (the boys are "d'allergic" according to Brandon) and we leave out the cilantro (eric hates even the sight of it).

The only thing I don't like about it is I despise MSG that is found in every type of top ramen imaginable. But it's fairly diluted considering it is spread into the whole salad.