This makes one fantastic, colorful salad, and without the dressing you can keep it for a few days, if it lasts that long. It is one of my favorite salads, and it goes over very well with all ages.
1 small package whole wheat linguine noodles, cooked, rinsed and cooled. Optional.
(or just add crunchy chowmein noodles instead as a topping)
Or serve with out the noodles, it is up to you.
1 bag of cole slaw mix
1 bag of spinach
3 peppers, red, orange, yellow julienne
1 bunch green onion chopped or
1 red onion slivered, but not both
juice of 1 fresh lime
1/2 c. olive oil
2 tbsp. sesame oil
1/3 c. low sodium soya sauce
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 tbsp freshly grated ginger (more if you dare)
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 jalapeno minced and seeds removed, optional
I add grilled chicken to make it a meal on its own, brushed with szechuan sauce, ( I use President's choice light)
Sprinkle with chopped parsley or cilantro.
If I know the salad will get eaten the same day I add tomatoes and cucumbers, add what ever veggie you like, the more the better, the more color the more appealing.
I have even sprinkled toasted cashews on it......be creative.
ok-if the ingredients are too much, mix a bag of coleslaw mix with a bag of spinach, add what ever veggies you have on hand. With or with out pasta, brown rice, chicken nuts what ever you like.
What makes this salad so fabulous is the dressing.
When my family takes this salad to go we put it in wraps or in pitas, and add the dressing as needed, other wise it gets soggy.
Well I think you get the idea on how versatile a salad can be......but boy that dressing.......Mmm!