If you frequent my blog, then making the assumption that I prefer desserts over salads might be a good one. Don’t be fooled though, I do enjoy a good salad and I mean a really flavorful salad, not just lettuce tomatoes and dressing. Growing up in a Caribbean home, salad was not usually a part of our daily diet. Caribbean food is seriously carb intensive, but as I got older I started to realize that to maintain a healthy weight, incorporating a salad is not such a bad idea. One of my favorite salads is the Asian Sesame Chicken Salad from Panera Bread. I love the sesame flavor and especially the crunchy lettuce. Buying prepared salads from restaurants can get to be quite expensive so I decided to make one at home to satisfy this craving.
The dressing is really delicious, it has hints of ginger and honey in it and has a nice tang to it, the way dressing should. It turns out to be around 2 cups of dressing once you are done making it. I stored mine in a clean spaghetti sauce bottle and kept it in the refrigerator. This is a quick dish to make especially if you buy the lettuce already chopped up and have already made this dressing ahead of time. If you decide to make this salad, do not omit the Chinese noodles, they make all the difference, it adds really great texture to the salad and makes it really tasty as well!