Roasted Sesame Chinese Chicken Salad

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Roasted Sesame Chinese Chicken Salad

A classic American salad made healthful with Chosen Food Roasted Sesame Oil, fresh lime juice, and a barely noticeable lack of wonton strips. Surprise your friends with this more-delicious-than-the-original salad at your next summer pool party.


Roasted Sesame Chinese Chicken Salad

Crisp cabbage, carrots, and roasted almond slivers give this salad a satisfying crunch. Pure tamarind paste takes the place of traditionally used hoisin sauce (full of both soy, gluten, and often MSG), giving this flavorful dressing a sweet and tangy kick. 

Author Chosen Foods


For the dressing

  • ¼ cup Chosen Foods Roasted Sesame Oil
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp pure tamarind paste
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper

For the salad:

  • 1 lb chicken shredded (leftovers work great!)
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • ½ head of napa cabbage chopped
  • 3 carrots sliced or peeled thin
  • ¼ head of red cabbage sliced thin
  • 1 cup roasted sliced almonds
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 sprigs mint chopped fine


  1. Prepare the dressing by combining all ingredients in a shaker jar and shake well until the tamarind paste is fully incorporated (or in a small bowl with a whisk and a lot of forearm strength).
  2. Assemble the salad by tossing all ingredients together in a large bowl. Chopping the crunchier veggies thin (cabbage & carrotwill make the salad easier to eat. Add dressing and toss well. Serve immediately.