This Asian cabbage salad is what you want for dinner on a warm summer night, a refreshing and substantial dinner salad with cold crisp cucumbers, cabbage, spinach and mint tossed in an addictively good sesame-ginger-garlic dressing and topped with fresh-off-the-grill marinated chicken and shiitake mushrooms.
This is a great salad - fit for any occasion: lunch, dinner, or entertaining. It's loaded with healthy vegetables - cabbage, spinach, cucumbers, mint, and scallions. It's topped with slices of marinated grilled chicken and shiitake mushrooms. The Asian-inspired dressing is bursting with flavor.
Napa cabbage is the perfect salad ingredient - it has a more delicate texture and flavor than other green cabbages. Plus its wrinkled leaves hold salad dressing really well. Napa is an extremely popular cabbage in Asian cuisine, used for making stir-fries and soups and as the main ingredient in Japanese Kimchi. There's a fair bit of slicing and chopping in this recipe which can all be done while the chicken and mushrooms are marinating.
The salad dressing doubles as a marinade.
Chopped peanuts are the final touch!