Tag: Dressing

Asian Chopped Salad

I have always loved the Asian slaw that comes on the side of many dishes at restaurants. This salad recipe turns the popular side into the main event.  By adding hearty chopped vegetables and spice rubbed grilled chicken, this Asian chopped salad can stand on it’s own or be a main entree for lunch or dinner.

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Asian Chopped Salad with Spice Rubbed Chicken and Peanut Vinaigrette

2 C Chopped Kale
1 C Cucumber ribbons (use potato peeler or mandolin)
1 C Carrot ribbons
1 C Shaved Brussel Sprouts
2 C Shredded Cabbage

(optional) handful of chopped Cilantro

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For Chicken

1-2 Chicken breasts
1 TBSP Turmeric
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Grill chicken and slice thinly
Peanut Vinaigrette

1/3 C Creamy Peanut Butter
1/3 C Toasted Sesame Seed Oil
1/3 C Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 C Coconut Aminos
1 TBSP Grated Ginger

 

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Creamy Avocado “Top Anything!” Dressing

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This super creamy avocado dressing is a nutrition powerhouse. Loaded with fiber and healthy fat, it is the perfect creamy alternative to store bought dressings.  The dressing is also wonderful for the summer grilling season as an unexpected topping for coleslaw, salads, sandwiches, and even tacos instead of sour cream. For those with food allergies and restrictions it is important to note that this dressing is Soy-free, Dairy- free, and Gluten-free. The entire recipe is only 310 calories! This is because the avocado does all the work and no oil is necessary. The recipe makes almost a full mason jar.  A single serving of  the dressing (2 Tbsp) is  only  about 40 calories. I find that this recipe is very forgiving and you can play with it to achieve a consistency you like.

INGREDIENTS:

1 very ripe Avocado

1 handful of Cilantro

1 Tbsp fresh minced Garlic

Juice of  2 Limes

1 Tbsp. Honey

1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar

1/2 cup Water

1/2 a tsp. Sea Salt

RECIPE

Add all ingredients in blender or bullet and blend until creamy. You can add more water for a looser consistency. Top over your favorite salad, slaw, or make an old recipe new again by topping it with some avocado dressing!

Enjoy!