Paleo Asian chicken salad from Paleo Grubs
Just because you have an Asian chicken salad doesn’t mean you have to eat mayo. 🙂 Yes, most of the times it does contains some filling sauce, rich in calories, but you are the one who creates the salad, right? So you could make as lighter version as you want.
Here is an example for delicious paleo Asian chicken salad, which is low on calories, rich in protein and most importantly: rich in flavors! I saw the recipe from the website Paleo Grubs. The author Rebecca Bowl proves how easy it is to prepare light Asian salads. One important note she makes is that this salad goes typically with red cabbage, but she has chosen red onion for her chicken salad. I suggest you should do it as you like it. I don’t mind red cabbage, maybe I will put both, when I try this paleo masterpiece. 🙂
This Asian chicken salad has something really special. That is the vinaigrette. Can you imagine what would it be if you mix orange juice with apple cider vinegar, honey, coconut aminos, ginger, sesame oil, garlic? Something crazy, right? Exactly. This vinaigrette is simply crazy, in a beautiful way.
Another thing that made me love this Asian chicken salad is the combination of chicken, green vegetables and nuts. Nuts are important, if you are aiming to prepare a super cool paleo salad. What else? Don’t skip the part with the sesame seeds. It takes less than 10 seconds to sparkle some on top of the salad, but they give an upgrade.
If you are interested in reading the full version of the recipe, go on Paleo Grubs page. Take a look at the summary I made, if you just want to see the basics.
Note: The photos are property of Paleo Grubs.
There are many ingredients that would match with this beautiful paleo Asian chicken salad. Here are my ideas:
- You could add some raisins. They will give an extra sweet flavor.
- You could add some mushrooms.
- You could use any kind of green veggie, you want.
- You could add some shredded apple.
Tell me what you think about this salad. I would be happy to read your comments!