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Asian-Style Wild Rice and Chicken or Turkey Salad

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“Plan ahead the salad needs to chill for about 2 hours before serving. This will serve 3-4 people but can easily be doubled”
READY IN:
3hrs
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • DRESSING
  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 12 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic (optional)
  • SALAD
  • 1 12 cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken (or use turkey)
  • 14 cup sliced water chestnuts (or to taste)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 12 cups fresh snow peas (lightly steamed, or use frozen thawed)
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup crispy chow mein noodles (optional or to taste)
  • green onion, chopped

Directions

  1. For the dressing; whisk all ingredients together until the sugar is completey dissolved; let stand at room temperature for 45 minutes to blend flavors (or chill overnight) before using.
  2. For the salad; Place the cooked wild rice, cooked chicken or turkey, water chestnuts, chopped onion, celery and snow peas in a large glass salad bowl; toss to combine.
  3. Pour the dressing over; toss to combine well and chill for about 2 hours.
  4. Just before serving, toss again and season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Sprinkle with crispy noodles and green onions.
  6. Delicious!

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