Whether the girls are coming over for lunch, or you are looking for an easy salad recipe to make the night before and take to work, Cha Cha Chinois Salad is an easy recipe solution. We love the colorful presentation and appeal of this meal which brings all sorts of delicious flavors together to make an Asian salad. Make your shopping list off the ingredients needed, then go to work making this addictive meal. We love LOAR contributor Diane Bittiker’s suggestion to add chicken or tofu to make it a heartier dish, and the alternative idea of serving it on a bed of rice. Get cooking!
Cha Cha Chinois Salad recipe by Diane Bittiker
½ head of green cabbage
½ head of red cabbage
½ head of jicama- peeled
2 large carrots
½ bunch of green onions – chopped
½ medium red onion – chopped
½ bunch of cilantro – chopped
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup toasted pine nuts
½ bottle “Soy Vay Cha-Cha Chinese Chicken Salad Dressing”
Red pepper flakes to taste
Shred the cabbage, jicama and carrots in a food processor. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Season with red pepper flakes. Refrigerate for at least one hour. This salad gets better as the flavors come together.
Cooked chicken or tofu can be added to make a heartier dish. It can also be served on a bed of brown rice.
Soy Vay! Enjoy!
Posted January 20, 2009; updated November 16, 2015