Recipe: Mandarin Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Mandarin_SaladOne of my favorite things to do at lunch time is to indulge in salads from places like Just Salad or Europa Cafe. I have a few go-to combinations that I rotate between, but my absolute favorite is a Mandarin Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger dressing. I don’t know exactly what is in the sesame ginger dressing poured at these establishments but I must say it is incredibly delicious and I could probably drink it if I didn’t know it was so concentrated in salt and sugar! While I absolutely depend on salad joints for convenient and healthy lunches on the go, making them at home is a much healthier (and cheaper) option when time allows.


Mandarin Chicken Sesame Ginger Salad
Serves 1
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
For the Salad
  1. 3 oz. Grilled Chicken breast, sliced
  2. 1 Large Bowl Mixed Greens and/or Raw Spinach (approx. 4 Cups)
  3. ½ Cup Red Cabbage, shredded
  4. ¼ Cup Canned Mandarin Oranges, in juice
  5. ¼ Cup Shelled Edamame
  6. ½ Cup Cucumbers (sliced)
  7. ½ Cup Shredded Carrots
  8. 1 Ryvita Crunch Sesame Rye Cracker (or Wasa type cracker of your choice), crumbled (eliminate this to make this recipe Gluten Free!)
For the Dressing
  1. 2 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  2. 1 Tsp Honey
  3. ½ Tsp Sesame Oil
  4. 1 Tsp Sesame Seeds
  5. 1 Tsp Ground Ginger
  6. ½ Tsp Salt
  7. ½ Tsp Pepper
  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk all dressing ingredients together in small bowl and pour over your salad.
  3. Toss to mix!
  1. Salad w/ Dressing: 344 Calories - 36.9g Carbohydrate - 16.4g Sugar - 11.7g Fiber - 8.1g Fat
  2. This recipe is GLUTEN FREE (without rye crackers), EGG FREE, MILK FREE & NUT FREE
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