Light 'N' Tangy Asian Salad

This salad bowl special, complete with chicken, toasted ramen noodles, and peanuts, is a meal in itself.

Light 'N' Tangy Asian Salad

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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 30 mins
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    Sweet and Tangy Dressing
  • 14   cups 
    torn romaine lettuce or packaged torn mixed salad greens
  • 8   
    green onions, sliced
  • 2   cups 
    chopped, cooked chicken or turkey breast
  • 1   small 
    daikon, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced, or 1 cup sliced radishes
  • 3   tablespoons 
  • 2  3  ounce package 
    chicken- or oriental-flavored ramen noodles
  • 1   cup 
    dry roasted peanuts
Sweet and Tangy Dressing
  • 1/3  cup 
  • 1/4  cup 
    sesame oil
  • 1/4  cup 
    cider vinegar
  • 2   tablespoons 
    soy sauce
  • 1   packet 
    seasoning from ramen noodles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare Sweet and Tangy Dressing; cool. In a 4- or 5-quart bowl combine lettuce, onions, chicken, and daikon. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. Place butter in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Place in oven for 1 to 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Break ramen noodles in small pieces. (Use one seasoning packet for Sweet and Tangy Dressing, below. Discard the other.) Stir noodles and peanuts into hot butter. Bake about 15 minutes or until crisp and slightly browned, stirring once; cool. Sprinkle over lettuce mixture. Drizzle with dressing. Toss well to combine. Serve immediately.
Sweet and Tangy Dressing
In a small saucepan combine sugar, sesame oil, cider vinegar, soy sauce, and seasoning packet from ramen noodles. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 1 minute. Cool completely. Whisk before adding to salad mixture. Makes 12 (1-3/4 cups) servings.

Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 293, Fat, total (g) 18, chol. (mg) 29, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 23, Monosaturated fat (g) 6, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 13, vit. A (IU) 3936, vit. C (mg) 18, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 4, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 145, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 440, Potassium (mg) 668, calcium (mg) 111, iron (mg) 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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