Light 'N' Tangy Asian Salad

This salad bowl special, complete with chicken, toasted ramen noodles, and peanuts, is a meal in itself.

Photo: Picture 061
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 recipe Sweet and Tangy Dressing

  • 14 cup torn romaine lettuce or packaged torn mixed salad greens

  • 8 green onions, sliced

  • 2 cup chopped, cooked chicken or turkey breast

  • 1 small daikon, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced, or 1 cup sliced radishes

  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • 2 3 ounce package chicken- or oriental-flavored ramen noodles

  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts

Sweet and Tangy Dressing

  • cup sugar

  • ¼ cup sesame oil

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 packet seasoning from ramen noodles


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare Sweet and Tangy Dressing; cool. In a 4- or 5-quart bowl combine lettuce, onions, chicken, and daikon. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. Place butter in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Place in oven for 1 to 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Break ramen noodles in small pieces. (Use one seasoning packet for Sweet and Tangy Dressing, below. Discard the other.) Stir noodles and peanuts into hot butter. Bake about 15 minutes or until crisp and slightly browned, stirring once; cool. Sprinkle over lettuce mixture. Drizzle with dressing. Toss well to combine. Serve immediately.

Sweet and Tangy Dressing

  1. In a small saucepan combine sugar, sesame oil, cider vinegar, soy sauce, and seasoning packet from ramen noodles. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 1 minute. Cool completely. Whisk before adding to salad mixture. Makes 12 (1-3/4 cups) servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

293 Calories
18g Fat
23g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 440mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 17.7mg 89%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 668mg 14%
Folate, total 145.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.