Friday, August 7, 2009

Oriental Rucola Chicken Salad


I've had a craving for Japanese food these past few days and have been eating odd things like avocado seasoned with Wasabi and Soysauce wrapped in seaweed paper with toasted sesame seeds, finely chopped leeks, cucumbers and fluffy freshly cooked round grain rice.

This salad is what I have when I need a quick fix of something that tastes 'Japanese'. You can pretty much put any vegetable in it although peppers are a bit too strong and may clash with the Wasabi Soysauce dressing.

Oriental Rucola Chicken Salad

Serves 2

Ingredients

Rucola

1/4 Cucumber (thinly sliced)

1 Ripe Red Tomato (diced)

1/4 Red Onion (thinly sliced)

1 Ripe Avocado (diced)

4 Small Chicken Fillets (fried and shredded)

3 Tbsp White Sesame Seeds (toasted)

2 Tsp Wasabi

3 Tbsp SoySauce

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt

Black Pepper

Step 1: Fry the chicken filets seasoned with salt and black pepper in extra virgin olive oil until they are golden brown. Set them aside.

Step 2: Toast the sesame seeds inside a pan.

Step 3: Assemble the ingredients in a salad bowl. Toss the diced tomatoes and avocaod with the Rucola and then put the cucumber slices on top.

Step 4: Pour the dressing over it. I pour a nice glug of extra virgin olive oil over the salad, and then pour a mixture of Wasabi and soysauce over it.

Step 5: Decorate this with the red onions and top it off with chunks of shredded chicken. Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and serve.

*Rucola=Arugula=Rocket

13 comments:

Anncoo said...

Oh, I love Japanese food, so simple making. This is the one I must try. Thanks for sharing.

Elra said...

Interesting salad, sounds healthy and delicious!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love wasabi! Not too much,though just enough to flavor whatever it is that I'm eating.. This looks really yummy!

Palidor said...

Looks perfect for summer! I have an award for you posted on my blog.

Natashya said...

I love Japanese flavours, what a great salad. I don't know what rucola is - is that the greens?
My daughter made vegetarian maki the other day when we were both craving Japanese flavours, I was so proud!

mommythecook said...

Looks Amazing ! Your pictures are gorgeous ...but your cooking deserves the credit for sure :)

Lori said...

This sounds really delicious. I love wasabi too. It's a lot like the horseradish that my Grandfather use to make. My Mother says it would take your breath away when he was making it.

transplantedbaker said...

Looks like a Japanesey recipe even I could handle. Thanks for posting- perfect for August weather.

Karine said...

This salad looks great! I badly need to start to learn how to cook with wasabi... I just got some, so now it is the time to experiment.

Trish said...

Oh I love it! Sounds great! Listen...we eat Japanese at least twice a week if not more....such a great family run sushi bar down the street and my boys are into the healthy Japanese eating style! All fresh etc. Me...I just love my edamame and agedashi tofu! This salad looks sooooo good. I am going to try it!

Lori said...

Are you going to do Paperchef?

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Lori: No, I'm not going to do Paper Chef this month. The ingredients do not inspire me...but maybe you'll come-up with an entry for a change? ;)

forkbootsandapalette said...

i want some NOW!!!