Sorry for the lateness on this post. I’m still working on my time management for blogging and just day-to-day busy life with two littles. I think I’ve had a mound of clean laundry in my bedroom for a couple of weeks. Once I start to put clothes away, more laundry piles on top of it. Did I ever mention I hate laundry?
In the meantime, please excuse me for being all over the place with my irregular timing of posts. I really appreciate you coming back and sticking around.
This Asian Chicken Noodle Salad came together after a major refrigerator clean-out took place. I’m always amazed at what we can put together with stuff we already have. We had leftover spaghetti that needed to be used up and a bag of shredded kale, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage, some on-the-verge-of-wilting cilantro and freezer chicken, and edamame. I tossed all the ingredients with a store bought spicy Asian peanut dressing. It’s been my go-to salad for the past two weeks now. I can’t get enough of it.
I’ve made this salad a handful of times already and have played around with different greens. I almost always have some sort of crunchy green in there, like kale or cabbage, but I’ve also been cutting it with spinach and a leafy spring mix.
2 cups cooked whole wheat spaghetti, (before boiling it, break it up into thirds)
4 cups shredded crunchy greens (1 part kale, cabbage and brussels sprouts)
1/2 cup shelled edamame
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1/3 cup shredded carrots
2 medium pre-cooked chicken breasts, shredded or chopped small
Store bought Asian peanut dressing (I used Trader Joe's Spicy Asian dressing)
**I have played around with different greens in this salad and almost always have some sort of crunchy green in there, like kale or cabbage, but I've also been cutting it with spinach and/or a leafy spring mix.
I like to have my chicken, noodles and edamame heated up before I toss the rest of the cold ingredients together, but that is totally my preference. It ever so slightly wilts the greens, which I really like in this salad.
Add dressing to your taste preference. Toss well. Serve.