If you love to crunch and boy do I, you’re going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Asian-style main-course salad. It’s packed with super healthy, fiber rich ingredients. The crunchiness comes from broccoli slaw, cabbage and pea pods. The skinny for each salad, 235 calories, 6 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. I could eat this salad every day and sometimes do several days in a row. Try it soon… I bet you will too!!!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients for Slaw Salad:
1 (~12 oz ) package broccoli slaw
1 (8 oz) bag purple cabbage (3 cups cabbage)
2 cups cooked chicken breast, boneless, skinless, see shopping tip
2 cup pea pods, chopped
1 cup scallions sliced
½ cup Light Asian Salad Dressing such as Trader Joe’s Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette or Ken’s Steak House Lite Asian Sesame Dressing, see shopping tip
Ingredients for Topping:
¼ cup La Choy Chow Mein noodles or any brand, optional
1. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients for the slaw salad except the salad dressing and topping. Just before serving, toss with dressing. Divide among 4 dinner plates. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of Chow Mein noodles and serve with chopsticks, if desired.
Makes 4 main course salads (1 serving, about 3 cups each)
One of my very favorite Asian style dressings is Trader Joe’s Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette. It doesn’t say Light or Lite on the bottle but it is. It’s really delicious!!! One 2 tablespoons serving has 70 calories and 4 grams of fat.
Another to try is Ken’s Steak House Lite Asian Sesame Dressing. It also has for 2 tablespoons 70 calories and 4 grams of fat.
To make vegetarian and add protein, you can substitute the chicken with shelled edamame. It taste great this way or just leave out the chicken and edamame and you’ll still love this salad.
Weight Watchers (old points) 4
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 salad, including dressing (not including chow mein noodles)
235 calories, 6g fat, 26g protein, 20g carbs, 6g fiber, 283mg sodium, 12g sugar
|FAT FACTS: for 1/2 salad of CPk’s Thai Crunch Salad
544 calories, 20g fat, 24g protein, 37g carbs, 7g fiber, 538mg sodium, 10g sugar