Chinese Chicken Mandarin Salad

Salad:

3 cups shredded lettuce

2 cups shredded red cabbage

2 cups shredded chicken (optional)

1/2 cup jarred mandarin oranges, drained

1 instant ramen packet, crushed (flavor packet discarded) (optional)

1/2 cup shredded carrot

1/3 cup sliced green onions

1/4 cup sliced almonds

 

Dressing:

3 tbsp. rice vinegar

2 tbsp. honey

1 tbsp. sesame oil

1 tbsp. hoisin sauce

2 tbsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. minced ginger

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup vegetable oil

 

  1. Salad: In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, red cabbage, chicken, mandarin oranges, crushed ramen noodles, carrots, green onions, and sliced almonds.

  2. Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, honey, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Slowly drizzle in vegetable oil, whisking constantly until emulsified.

  3. Before serving, drizzle dressing over salad and toss to combine.