Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad 1

Miso is a paste made of soy beans which have been boiled, crushed, and mixed with a culture made of wheat, rice, barley, or beans.

The mixture than ferments for up to 3 years.

The paste which has the texture of cookie dough, is used for soups (miso soup), fish stock (known as dashi), ramen, sauces, marinades and dressings.

Miso, though used in Japanese dishes, originated in China.

This fermented paste is a good source of manganese, vitamin-K, protein, dietary fiber, copper, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, and choline. 

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Here is what you will need:

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Also 4 cups of chopped cooked chicken.

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In a blender, combine the chopped onion, ginger, miso, vinegar, honey, olive oil and sesame oil; pulse until smooth.

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In a large bowl, combine the onion slices, bell pepper, bean sprouts and cilantro.

Wow doesn’t that just look colorful. The smell and the color of food, that’s what makes it enjoyable to eat.

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Next add chicken and toss to mix with vegetables then add dressing. Serve and お食事をお楽しみ下さい , Japanese for “enjoy your meal.”

Asian Chicken Salad

½ red onion, small, thinly sliced, plus 2 tbsp. finely chopped

1 tsp. ginger, finely grated

1 ½ tbsp. white miso

3 tbsp. rice vinegar

1 tbsp. honey

5 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. Asian sesame oil

1 each red, green, or yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

2/3 cup bean sprouts

4 cups cooked chicken breasts, shredded

¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

In a blender, combine the chopped onion, ginger, miso, vinegar, honey, olive oil and sesame oil; pulse until smooth.

In a large bowl, combine the onion slices, bell pepper, bean sprouts, chicken and cilantro. Add the dressing and toss to coat evenly.

Plate as a side dish with your favorite meat and enjoy.

 

 

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