Asian-Style Cobb Salad


This salad serves as the perfect light meal, full of protein and veggies with a simple sesame vinaigrette!

Asian-Style Cobb Salad - This salad serves as the perfect light meal, full of protein and veggies with a simple sesame vinaigrette!

Sorry, I have another salad recipe for this week. See, I’m trying REALLY HARD to continue practicing clean eating in honor of the new year so I decided to make a cobb salad. I’ve actually been meaning to make it for months now, mainly because my coworker orders a cobb salad from the cafeteria in our building and it always looks so good. But it’s not like I was ever gong to spend $10 on it when I know I could make it better myself right at home (not because I’m some master chef but because the cafeteria food is just god-awful and way overpriced).

Asian-Style Cobb Salad - This salad serves as the perfect light meal, full of protein and veggies with a simple sesame vinaigrette!

With much brainstorming, I decided to make an Asian-style cobb salad, mainly because of the sesame vinaigrette. It’s also an added bonus that I get to cut down on the heavy bacon and cheese that usually goes in a traditional cobb salad.

Asian-Style Cobb Salad - This salad serves as the perfect light meal, full of protein and veggies with a simple sesame vinaigrette!

So what’s the verdict? Well, remember how Jason loved the tofu lettuce wraps I posted last week? He pretty much had the same reaction with this salad, which definitely has me freaking out a bit since Jason has never even touched a salad in the 4 years that we’ve been together.

Who knows – maybe he’ll even like quinoa next!

Asian-Style Cobb Salad

This salad serves as the perfect light meal, full of protein and veggies with a simple sesame vinaigrette!

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges in light syrup, drained
  • 1/3 cup shredded chicken
  • 1/3 cup grated carrots
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

For the sesame vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

Directions:

  1. To make the vinaigrette, whisk together rice wine vinegar, garlic, sesame oil, sugar, ginger and soy sauce in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. To assemble the salad, place baby greens in a large bowl; top with arranged rows of mandarin oranges, chicken, carrots, avocado, eggs and green onions.
  3. Serve immediately with sesame vinaigrette.