Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (2024)

Jun 23, 2009 | FOOD, Recipes, Salads | 31 comments

As much as I love salad, I typically stick to my favorite stand byes and don’t venture out with interesting flavors nearly enough.
I am so glad that I broke loose with this Asian Citrus Salad. I would never have guessed that this blend of flavors would be so delicious.

My children call it the best salad ever! Yes, I know it’s a matter of opinion, but I’m just saying – you won’t be disappointed.
This has been a family favorite for years and I can never make enough of it.
No matter how large I make the salad, it’s gone….every time.

I wish that I could tell you exact amounts, but I have been making this salad for so long, I don’t even have an original recipe. Add the ingredients to taste.

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Radishes
  • Red onion
  • Grilled chicken or turkey (I add a bit of soy sauce on it).
  • Orange segments (typically, I use drained mandarin oranges for ease)
  • Slivered, toasted almonds (I tend to omit due to cost, but they really add a great touch)
  • Chow Mein noodles sprinkled on top

Tossing the salad in this home made Asian dressing is the ingredient that puts this salad in a category of its own. The beauty is that it only takes a few minutes to whip together. Why pay $10.99 for this at a restaurant when it will match any gourmet salad hands down? 🙂

My children will eat plates and plates of salad as long as this dressing is drizzled on top. I was first introduced to this recipe from the side of my PC dressing carafe. I could never share the recipe with any one since the exact amounts are not given, so I finally adapted it to our needs after years of being asked for the recipe.

ASIAN DRESSING
Add the following ingredients and mix when finished:
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 Pressed garlic clove
2 tsp. Sugar
1 cup Vegetable Oil (I use canola)

Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (3)Give this a try…your kids will even eat radishes with this dressing, and that’s quite a feat for any mom.

Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (4)

I told you I could never make enough. Our children literally take pieces of lettuce to wipe up the last bit of dressing.

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  1. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (6)

    Toshaon June 23, 2009 at 2:29 am

    I'm going to have to try your salad now! Ranch dressing used to have the same effect on my daughter(but she would just lick it up or use her fingers). She is more reserved now and my little boy doesn't seem to like ranch much- at least not on his veggies or chicken nuggets!

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  2. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (7)

    Lynnon June 23, 2009 at 2:43 am

    I use that same recipe of the side of the pc container. We love it.

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  3. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (8)

    mommy4lifeon June 23, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Definitely on the menu next week!

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  4. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (9)

    Amy @ Finer Thingson June 23, 2009 at 3:24 am

    Looks so good to me… hubs wouldn't touch it. Must keep ingredients on hand for when he's gone. HA!

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  5. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (10)

    Aleaon June 23, 2009 at 4:23 am

    I have the same container and use the same recipe! We will be having this salad tomorrow night. This salad is very popular in our house as well!

    For a while I substituted olive oil, but it was getting hard when I refrigerated it, so now I am back to canola oil or a mix of olive and canola.

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  6. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (12)

    Jennifer P.on June 23, 2009 at 5:15 am

    I have one similar to this that I make, but the dressing has peanut butter in it—I always thought tasted a little weird! I'm excited to try this one out! Sounds yummy!

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  7. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (13)

    Nicole @ BugaBooson June 23, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Looks yummy, definately going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (14)

    Robinon June 23, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Salads are a staple for The Husbands lunch during the summer and this one is just the thing to keep him from getting bored with what I'm making!
    Thx and can't wait to spring it on him 🙂
    Thank you for hosting week in and week out!
    ~Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  9. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (15)

    Melissaon June 23, 2009 at 10:54 am

    That salad looks really delicious! It's perfect for summer, too, since the chicken can be cooked in advance.

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    Amanda @ Serenity Nowon June 23, 2009 at 11:23 am

    That looks gooooood! 🙂 I have one of those dressing mixer thingies, but haven't used it yet. Now would be a good time to get it out. 😉

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    mubon June 23, 2009 at 11:38 am

    This looks awesome! Now if only I could track down crunchy chow mein noodles here *L*

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    Hoosier Homemadeon June 23, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I've missed for a few weeks, I was having trouble keeping your site open. Glad to be back.
    That salad looks yummy!
    Thanks for hosting!
    ~Liz

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    Rhoda @ Southern Hospitalityon June 23, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Hey, Jen, that salad sounds delish! I love those gourmet salads. I make one similar with mandarin oranges, but this one sounds great. Just had one similar at Zaxby's last night for dinner, the Zensation. It's yum too.

    Don't you love that PC salad dressing mixer, I have one too!

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    An Accomplished Womanon June 23, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Jen, That salad sounds fabulous. Love the oranges. I will have to make this salad soon.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Cynthia

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    The Mangerchine'son June 23, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    This sounds delicious, I'm going to have to give it a try!

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    Frugal Fine Livingon June 23, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I love salads, and this one looks fantastic! I can't wait to try it!

    Jane

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  17. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (24)

    Stacyon June 23, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I posted a link for my strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe. Thank you for hosting!

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    Karaon June 23, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    That looks just delicious. We love main dish salads at our house, so I can't wait to give this a try!

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  19. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (26)

    Christi @ A Southern Lifeon June 23, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Love salads during the summer. Anything to keep from turning the oven on! This dressing sounds divine. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

    Christi

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  20. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (27)

    Jerraleaon June 23, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    That looks mighty tasty! 🙂

    I will definitely be trying this recipe.

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  21. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (28)

    HeathahLeeon June 23, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Jen, that salad looks divine! I'm going to put that on our menu for next week…with the temps hovering around 100, we need cool suppers! : )

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    Melissa @ The Inspired Roomon June 23, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    OH YUM YUM YUM!!! 🙂

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    Lizon June 24, 2009 at 2:28 am

    I love salads and that one looks so yummy!

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    Amanda@Imperfectly Beautifulon June 24, 2009 at 5:27 am

    Oh so yummy! And yes…that dressing sounds way too good. I would wipe the bowl with extra lettuce too!

    ~Amanda

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  25. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (32)

    Julie@comehaveapeaceon June 24, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    No excuse for ordering pizza tonight! We're having a Women's Night Good for the Heart event Thursday with a healthy carry-in dinner … lots of great ideas here.

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    Crystalon June 24, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    This salad look scrumptious. I am definitely trying this today. My teens love ranch for everything also.
    Crystal

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  27. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (34)

    Susie from Bienvenueon June 24, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Hey Miss Jen! That salad is looking very yummy. I love to eat salad during the summer. So cool and light and fast and easy. Thanks for sharing this yummy one with me~ Will have to try it soon.

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  28. Asian Citrus Salad, Asian Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe, Asian Salad Dressing Recipe (36)

    Pamon June 26, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Sounds yummy–we love asian flavors in our house!

    Reply

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