Oriental-Style Chicken, Veggie and Cashew Salad

oriental salad, coleslaw, cabbage, chicken salad

Taking its cue from a stir-fry, this salad is really versatile. Start with the basic recipe and mix in your own favourite Ontario vegetables, then toss with this refreshing ginger dressing.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 3 minutes

Makes: 4 servings


Assorted Ontario Lettuce (watercress, Boston, Bibb or leaf), torn into bite-size pieces 

8 cups (2 L) 

Cooked boneless skinless chicken breats, cut into thin strips


Ontario red pepper, cut into julienne strips


Ontario carrots, thinkly sliced on the diagonal

2 medium

Ontario broccoli florets

1 1/2 cups (375 mL)

Ontario snow peas, tips removed and cut into julienne strips 

1 cup (250 mL) 

Ontario green onions, thinly sliced

Coriander, finely chopped

3 Tbsp (45 mL) 

Cashews, toasted 

1/3 cup (75 mL) 

Chunk of peeled gingerroot

2.5 cm or 1 in. 

Rice wine vinegar

3 Tbsp (45 mL) 

Lime juice

2 Tbsp (30 mL) 

Soy sauce 

2 Tbsp (30 mL) 

Brown sugar

2 tsp (10 mL) 

Vegetable oil

1/3 cup (75 mL) 

Each salt, black and cayenne peppers 1 ml 1/4 tsp

1/4 tsp (1 mL) 


  1. In large bowl, toss lettuce with chicken, red pepper, carrots, broccoli, snow peas, green onions, coriander and cashews.
  2. In food processor, process gingerroot until finely chopped, scraping down sides. Add vinegar, lime juice, soy sauce and sugar. With machine running, gradually add oil. Add salt, black and cayenne peppers.
  3. Gradually toss enough of the dressing with salad to coat lightly. You may not need it all.

© – Source: Foodland Ontario, 2010.

Nutrition Information per serving: 

Calories: 385 kcal

Protein: 25 g

Fat: 24 g

Carbohydrate: 19 g

Fibre: 4 g

Sodium: 473 mg

Calcium: 92 mg

Iron: 4 mg

Last Update – August 15, 2017

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