Spiralized Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Spiralized Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Today’s recipe is provided by Brittany Mullins from the inspirationally healthy site, Eating Bird Food.

I love salads like these – just spiralize and chop a bunch of veggies, toss them together with an easy vinaigrette, and eat!

While I’ve never met Brittany in person (yet! I hope to some day!), I love keeping in touch with her online. She’s so kind, friendly, and always encouraging me and Inspiralized.

Spiralized Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Brittany is a health coach and founder of the site eatingbirdfood.com where she shares recipes, workouts, wellness articles, travel adventures and more. She focuses on living a balanced life through healthy habits over dieting and rather than promoting a specific diet, she strives to share real-food, plant-focused meals that are not only nutritious, but also delicious and satisfying.

From Brittany:

Salads are one of my all-time favorite foods and the easiest way to pack a ton of fresh veggies, lean protein, smart carbs and healthy fats into a bowl and make a meal out of it.

I have at least one salad a day and it’s a habit I strongly recommend to anyone looking to eat healthier. Team #saladeveryday.

Spiralized Vietnamese Chicken Salad

We have a local Vietnamese restaurant that makes a crunchy, fresh salad topped with grilled shrimp that I just love. This particular salad inspired me to get creative in the kitchen and come up with a recipe that’s similar, but with shredded chicken.

Although there’s no actual lettuce involved, this salad is loaded with crunchy veggies, a good source of lean protein and tons of flavor.

The best part? All the vegetables you need for this salad can be spiralized, even the cabbage! I hadn’t spiralized cabbage before making this recipe and was shocked by the perfect cabbage shreds that it creates. No food processor necessary!

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Note: Hi, it’s Ali! I’m currently taking time off the blog for a maternity leave. During this time, I will be featuring some of the bloggers who have inspired me – they’ve provided spiralized recipes for all of you to enjoy during my absence. I’m honored to introduce them to you if you don’t know them already – and I hope you enjoy this new series!

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Recipe

Serves 2

Spiralized Vietnamese Chicken Salad

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 medium cabbage, Blade C
  • 1 medium daikon radish, peeled, Blade C, noodles trimmed
  • 1 medium cucumber, Blade C, noodles trimmed
  • 2 carrots, peeled, Blade C, noodles trimmed
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped basil
  • 1 small jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • sesame seeds or crushed peanuts, for topping
  • Vietnamese Dressing
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Combine cabbage, daikon, cucumber and carrot noodles, shredded chicken, cilantro, basil, jalapeno and green onions in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl until coconut sugar has dissolved.
  3. Pour dressing over salad, toss to combine and let stand for 5 minutes before portioning onto plates for serving. Sprinkle each serving with sesame seeds and/or crushed peanuts. Garnish with additional cilantro, basil and green onions.
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Spiralized Vietnamese Chicken Salad

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Comments

  1. Love how fresh and light this salad sounds! I'm on a big fall kick, which tends to lean towards warm soups and dishes ( just see my page www.behindtheplates.com for proof..and some ideas!). But every now and then I'm ready to lighten it up again. This is definitely going to be tried in my house soon! Thanks for the recipe.
  2. What is Vietnamese dressing? Or is it the following 5 ingredients?
  3. Farrah, when you look at the recipe you will see Vietnamese Dressing and all the ingredients under that is what you use to make it.
  4. I love Vietnamese food! This salad (with its dressing!) is really appreciated. Have you tried tackling pho yet? Spiralized noodles?
  5. Any suggestions for using this for meal prep?
    • You can find a lot of good information on meal prepping with spiralized veggies here: http://inspiralized.com/meal-prep-with-spiralized-vegetables/ We suggest prepping all the ingredients separate and then tossing them together when you're ready to eat!
  6. Deana Murchison :
    Vietnamese is my favorite ethnic food. This recipe looks great and so fresh. Love the chicken instead of the heavy pork. Can't wait to try it in the next few days - because the days are still hot here in Western North Carolina, this will be quite refreshing.Thanks for keeping things going in Ali's absence, Meghan.
  7. What could I use instead of the fish sauce? Thanks!
  8. What can I use instead of coconut sugar
  9. This is a great idea! I love cabbage as the base for a salad - it adds so much crunch!
  10. I love cabbage! I'll have my mother make that salad. Thanks for the tip!

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