Chopped Cashew Chicken Salad

This recipe was recreated from a salad I ordered at Karl Strauss Brewery in Calsbad, CA.  I was inspired to learn how to make a soy reduction which is one of the three recipes that goes into this lovely dish. 

CCC Salad - Karl Straus

Chopped Cashew Chicken Salad
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Ingredients
  1. Soy Reduction Recipe (link listed in blog post)
  2. Miso Vinaigrette Dressing (link listed in blog post)
  3. Cooked Chicken, chopped
  4. Chopped Green Cabbage
  5. Chopped Romaine Dressing
  6. Broccoli, cut in small pieces
  7. Tomato, Chopped
  8. Carrot, Julienned
  9. Celery, Sliced
  10. Cashews, finely chopped
  11. Cilantro, chopped
  12. Salt and Pepper to taste.
Instructions
  1. Boil 2 cups of water. Place broccoli in and let sit for a few minutes until broccoli turns bright green. Place broccoli in ice water to stop cooking and drain.
  2. Place a small amount of the soy reduction in serving bowl.
  3. In another bowl - place salad ingredients. Place desired amount of dressing and mix gently to coat.
  4. Place in serving bowl
Notes
  1. This salad can be made without chicken, if desired.
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 Recipes and Information you’ll need for this salad

Soy Reduction

Miso Vinaigrette Dressing

Julienne Peeler

 

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Miso Vinaigrette Dressing

I tasted this dressing for the first time while on vacation in Oceanside, CA last month.  It was served on a Chopped Cashew Chicken Salad and it was delicious.

Miso Dressing

Of course I was inspired to replicate the recipe and am happy with the version I created.

Miso Vinaigrette Dressing
Inspired by a dressing served at Karl Strauss Brewery in Carlsbad, CA
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Tbsp white miso
  2. 1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  3. 6 Tbsp of avocado oil
  4. 1 tsp honey
  5. 5 drops of coconut stevia
  6. Pinch of sea salt
  7. 1 tsp sesame oil
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a canning jar or other container with a lid and shake until well blended.
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Oceanside 2014 Beach
Sharing a little of my vacation…

CCC Salad - Karl Straus
This is a picture of the actual salad I had at Karl Strauss Brewery. The recipe of my version will be coming soon.

Oceanside 2014 - Debbie
One more vacation pic

Miso Dressing Ingredients
Dressing Ingredients

Having different dressings always makes salads new and exciting.

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Herb Garden

This is my herb garden.  Surrounded by the pretty pink vinca is mojito mint, spearmint, orange mint and thai basil.  Each mint has a distinctive flavor which gives an extra boost to water, iced tea, smoothies and salads.  Mint takes the heat so it’s a good fit for Arizona.  I even tucked a cute wooden bird in to keep the mint and basil company.

Herb Garden

Here is some information on growing mint.  Mint is very evasive so planting in a container is recommended.  Mine were starter plants.  

What types of herbs do you like?  Have you tried growing them yourself?  Let’s learn from one another.

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