Crunchy napa cabbage, lots of colorful veggies, tender chicken, plus a creamy, light ginger vinaigrette. Inspired by our trip to Charleston, SC and Cafe Cru. This is a great make ahead recipe. Roast chicken, chop your veggies and make the dressing a few days ahead. You will have a nice lunch or dinner ready in about 5 minutes during the week.
Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Creamy Ginger Vinaigrette (makes 2/3 cup)
1/4cupsesame oiltoasted or plain
3tablespoonsunseasoned rice vinegar, white vinegar or Champagne vinegar
1 1/2tablespoonsginger pureein a jar
1tablespoonlow sodium tamarisoy sauce or coconut aminos
Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth, about 20 seconds.
Prep the Salad
Slice cabbage crosswise into thin ribbons, starting at the top of the leaf. When you get down to mostly white core, discard the rest. Chop carrots and bell peppers into long thin pieces (julienne). For radishes, either slice thinly or quarter. For red onion, slice thin. For scallions, slice thin on the diagonal.
Assemble the Salad
You can assemble the salad two ways. One - Add all veggies to a large bowl and toss together, add chicken with 6 tablespoons of dressing and toss again, divide between for plates and serve. Second, you can toss the veggies with a little dressing and divide between four plates, then add the chicken on top. Serve extra dressing on the side.
For Histamine Intolerance
The sesame oil in the dressing should be safe and generally low risk. For the vinegar, try organic white vinegar if vinegar sensitive. For the creamy consistency, try tahini if you are sensitive to cashews (they are liberators). Tahini is sesame seed butter. Although there is a small amount of lime juice in the dressing, I suggest you skip it as lime is highly reactive and a histamine liberator. Everything else in the salad should be safe. Do what works safely for you and the level of reactivity you are at. On ginger, it is generally well tolerated but do what is best for you and skip if needed.
Recipe from Chef Sally Cameron of AFoodCentricLife.com