I love salads. They’re delicious, easy to make, AND Ben, my son, likes them. Can you say TRIPLE BONUS?!?!?!
One of his all-time favorites is my Asian Chicken Salad. In fact, it’s so popular with Ben and the rest of my family that over the winter holidays this year, it’s what everyone wanted me to make for one of our dinners together. They had NO arguments from me since this meal is SUPER easy!
And if you want to serve it vegetarian-style, ditch the chicken and just add some shelled edamame, seasoned chickpeas, or tofu and you’ve got a great meal!
So whip up an Asian Chicken Salad with some cabbage or your favorite salad greens. I think you and your whole family will approve! 🙂
Kitchen Tips and Resources:
- A high quality set of cutting knives can make a huge difference, especially when you’re cooking REAL food. My local knife shop advised me to invest in the higher quality Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature brand (much higher quality than the J.A. Henckels International brand) and time has proven them right. (To make sure you know which Henckels knives are better, here’s a tip — look for the “twins” on the knives vs. the single guy sporting the trident.) While you can buy these knives online, if you’ve got a local knife/cutlery store, support them instead. I love my local cutlery store and bring my knives in every six months or so to get them maintained with a nice, sharp edge!
- A great, non-slip cutting board is an invaluable kitchen asset when cutting up the vegetables. I upgraded to these Epicurean non-slip boards last summer, and I’ve been really pleased with them.
- A set of stacking serving bowls is a must for any kitchen and perfect for serving all different kinds of salads. I purchased a great set from Crate & Barrel several years ago. Although they don’t sell them any longer, they’ve got some great options here!