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Crunchy Vietnamese Salad

Crunchy Vietnamese Salad

Recipe submitted by Erin S. of Lexington, KY, for the Mambolicious Recipe Contest ’09.

Ingredients:
Salad:
  • 1 package Lightlife Chick’n Style Smart Strips
  • 5 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 large bunch cilantro chopped (2 cups chopped)
  • 1 cup crushed peanuts

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lime rind
  • 2-3 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. each salt and pepper
Directions:
  1. In a large salad, combine all the salad ingredients.
  2. Whisk together very well all of the dressing ingredients.
  3. Mix the dressing with the Chick’n strips and allow to sit for about 15 minutes.
  4. Toss the chick’n and dressing mixture with the salad ingredients and allow flavors to combine in the fridge for about 10 minutes.

Servings: 8

Chef’s Note: This makes a very large salad! It’s great for either a lunch or as a side salad for dinner. Feel free to substitute the chick’n strips with tofu.

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