Saturday, May 31, 2014

Zensational Salad

This is a knock-off of a salad served at a regional fast-food restaurant in our area called Zaxby's.  It's basically a green salad tossed with a Honey/Sesame dressing and topped with a serving of Asian slaw, grilled chicken breast, crispy wonton strips, and served with an egg roll.

There isn't really a recipe for anything but the Honey/Sesame dressing, the amount of everything just depend on your likes.  As far as the Asian slaw, do a search for "Asian slaw" to get a dressing recipe which sounds good to you, and then simply mix a batch of cole slaw mix with some green onions, cilantro, and peanuts, if you like.


1/2 cup EVOO
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp honey or brown sugar
2 Tbsp peeled and minced garlic
1 tsp toasted sesame oil

Combine all ingredients in a blender.  Add 2 Tbsp of water.  Puree until smooth.

ZENSATIONAL SALAD (servings depends upon how much lettuce, etc. you use)

Romaine lettuce, chopped
Honey Sesame Salad Dressing
Asian Cole Slaw
Grilled chicken breast, marinated in Honey/Sesame Dressing
Crispy wonton strips, homemade or prepared strips found in your produce section
Baked or fried egg roll(s)

Build the salad:

Marinate chicken breast(s) in the salad dressing.  Let set for at least half an hour.  Grill breast.  Refrigerate and chill.

Make your choice of Asian slaw recipes.

Toss chopped romaine lettuce with the salad dressing.  Plate.  Place a scoop of slaw in the center of the salad.  Slice chicken breast(s) into strips.  Place on top of salad.  Sprinkle with wonton strips.

Slice egg roll on the diagonal and serve with extra salad dressing as a dip.

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