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Asian Sesame Salad

Asian Sesame Salad

Ahhh . . .I don’t think I can get tired of this recipe! So fresh and light, I just love it!  Why, you may ask?  Well, I would have to say it satisfies all three part to a perfect salad: crunchy, sweet and savory!  …

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

In celebration of heart health month I wanted to feature this awesome salad loaded with good-for-your-heart foods! Again, another yummy recipe you gotta try!  I am in love with this salad! As I opened my frig, I saw a hug container of spinach and strawberries…

Panera Bread’s Copy Cat Thai Chopped Chicken Salad

Panera Bread’s Copy Cat Thai Chopped Chicken Salad

This salad is my (and my hubby’s) favorite salad on earth!  It is spicy, crunchy, satisfying and just awesome!

Well, here is my version of the salad, it is close but I don’t think I can ever match Panera’s Smile .


I started off by grilling a chopped carrot, red pepper and shelled edamame.  Yum, I made extra so I could make this salad a million times!  Plus I also used it in yesterday’s dish, Beef & Broccoli.


Set the veggies and edamame aside and grill up some chicken tenders!  I added a couple of dashes of sesame oil to flavor the chicken.

sesame oil

I like to use Smart Chicken®  and Just Bare® Chicken, I will have to say they taste much better than other brands.  The chicken is juicy, moist, flavorful and not stringy, if that makes sense (in my case where I have chewed up some tendons, yuck!).


Now are you ready for all the ingredients in the dressing . . . I know, lots but so worth it!  This is only made on special occasions Smile . Peanut butter, soy sauce, sriracha (hot chili sauce) honey, rice vinegar, Greek yogurt, garlic and ginger!


Oh yeah, I forgot to show curry powder.  I added just a 1/4 teaspoon, it gives the dressing a wonderful color plus curry powder is loaded with antioxidants!  Blend up ingredients and ready to go! 

add curryblend

Shred up some lettuce and add the veggie and edamame mixture plus some green onions and chopped cilantro.  It is almost ready!!! Are you excited?

grilled veggiesonion and cilantro

Wonton strips, they even come flavored – garlic and ginger, woohoo!

wonton strips

Here she is!  So, so, so, so, so good!  You will love eating your veggies!


I forgot to add the chopped cashews on top, darn it! Note to self, place cashews in skillet and “cook” till you can smell them.  Remove from heat.  Cool, chop and add to salad!


So stinkin’ good!


Thai Chopped Chicken Salad


1 carrot, chopped

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

1 cup shelled edamame

1 lb chicken tenderloins

1 tsp sesame oil

1 1/2 cups green lettuces

1 tbps chopped cilantro

2 tbps chopped green onions

1 tbsp wonton strips

1 tbps chopped cashews



2 tbsp Greek plain yogurt

2 tbsp rice vinegar

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp peanut butter

1 tsp grated ginger

1 tsp grated garlic

1 tsp sesame oil

1/4 tsp curry powder

1/2 – 1 tsp sriracha sauce


In a grill skillet, cook chopped carrot, red pepper and edamame until slightly soft.  Cool mixture and set aside. Grill chicken with sesame oil until golden brown.  In a blender add all the ingredients for the dressing and puree.  In a bowl, add lettuce, cilantro, and green onions. Top with chicken, grilled veggie mixture, wonton strips and cashews.

How to Make a Perfect Salad + Taco Salad in a Jar!

How to Make a Perfect Salad + Taco Salad in a Jar!

Yes, salads can get a little boring but the key is to dazzle them up!  Get creative with the variety of veggies and really love eating vegetables!  Can you do that?  Not only are all those greens amazingly good-for-you, but the all those vegetables will…

Favorite Salad Products Review

Favorite Salad Products Review

Yay it is is Friday!  Wow, it’s freezing outside but I do love fall. As I am cozying up with a warm cup of coffee I decided to talk about salads today.   I have come across some nice and easy salad products that help make…

Light Chicken Salad Recipe

Light Chicken Salad Recipe

WOW – this is a wonderful recipe!!  Try it out from  California Walnuts website.


Chicken Salad

1/2 cup egg-less, vegan, light canola mayonnaise

1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon lemon zest

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

4 cups cooked, shredded chicken

3/4 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped

1 cup thinly sliced celery

1 cup red grapes, halved

2 tablespoons minced green onions

2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon leaves, optional

Butter lettuce or radicchio leaves, for serving

Fresh tarragon leaves, for garnish


1. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon zest, vinegar, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper; whisk well. Add the chicken, walnuts, celery, grapes and green onion; toss to coat.

  1. To serve, spoon the chicken salad into butter lettuce or radicchio leaves and garnish with a sprinkling of tarragon leaves, and serve immediately.

Try it on an artisan FOLDit(TM)  flatbread –  high in fiber!!

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DELISH and perfect for lunch to keep you feeling fuller on fewer calories!