The idea came from the magazine “Taste of Home”. The first time I had this, I realized that no other Salad could be its equal.  Perhaps even the various Asian salads at the dine-in restaurants I’ve tried. While this post was meant to be an homage to my favorite salad, it kind of turned into a recipe.

Prepared chicken breast strips

Dole Asian Crunch Salad or these ingredients:

Chopped Lettuce (eg. Romaine, Iceberg)
Chopped Cabbage
Sliced Carrots
Snow Peas
Radishes (I remove these)
Crunchy Chow Mein Noodles
Sesame-Ginger Dressing

Almond Slivers
Mandarin Oranges (1 Can)
Craisins (Dried Cranberries)
Extra Chow Mein Noodles
Sesame Seeds

Preparing the Chicken
One Way:
Marinate 1 Boneless Breast for 1-12 hours in a Sesame-Ginger marinade (Lawry’s or Ken’s Steakhouse Brand)
Broil on high, 7 minutes on each side.

Another Good Way:
Slice, then Marinate in Sesame-Ginger marinade.
Stir Fry in TBSP of Sesame Oil, with cilantro, green onions, minced garlic.

Assemble Salad

If you can’t find Dole’s Asian Crunch salad, just add the alternative ingredients together. The best reason to get Dole’s is because the Sesame Ginger dressing is pretty good. Put half the bag on a plate. Spread some chicken slices on. Top with Mandarin Oranges, Almond Slivers, Craisins, Sesame-Ginger dressing, and sesame seeds. Then put a bunch of Chow Mein Noodles. I always get extra ones, but the ones in the Dole Salad would suffice.

Savor all the flavors and textures.

I’ve also substituted Mandarin Oranges with Pineapple Chunks, and wasn’t disappointed.

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i tried “the best salad in the world” it is definitely the best salad in the world. thanks for posting the recipe!!!!!

May 13, 2007 6:13 pm

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