Asian Inspired Salad

  • Author: Kaitie Massey
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Asian


An easy and healthy weeknight answer to the dreaded “what’s for dinner” question. Amp up store bought salad with a few simple steps and a delicious protein that turns that bag of veggies from a side dish, to your main course.


  • one bag of asian-inspired salad mix (sesame-ginger is the one I purchased. Save the crunches that come in the bag, discard the dressing)
  • 4 wooden skewers (soaked for an hour in water to prevent burning)
  • 1 chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 cup prepared satay sauce
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 orange pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp green onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • sesame-lime vinaigrette (see below)


  1. In a medium bowl add the chicken breast and satay sauce. Let marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken to 4 skewers evenly, and broil on high for 4 minutes on one side, flip and continue until juices run clear (or another 4 mins or so)
  3. In the meantime prepare the Sesame Lime Vinaigrette (recipe below).
  4. In a large salad bowl, add the lettuce from the salad mix along with the cilantro, 1/4 cup green onion and peppers.
  5. Immediately before serving add the dressing and mix well. Divide onto 4 plates.
  6. Top each plate with 1/4 of the salad crunches that come in the mixed salad bag, a chicken skewer, 1 tsp sesame seeds & green onion. Serve with the quartered lime wedge.

Keywords: asian, salad, chicken, dinner,