Asian Chopped Salad with Roasted Shrimp

I love a
chopped salad.  I frequently dream about new combinations for chopped
salads.  Something about everything being chopped so finely so that you
get a bite of each ingredient makes chopped salads a winner.  This salad
is a hodge podge of recipes I found online trying to recreate my
favorite salad at Leon’s Oyster Shop, the Siam Salad.  If you ever eat
at Leon’s try the Siam Salad it is incredible.  

This
salad is a bit different but has several of the same components like
crunchy cabbage and lots of fresh herbs.  It is not heavy at all and the
perfect light Summer Salad.  This is a great make ahead meal.  The
chopped salad gets better the longer it sits.  I actually made the salad
and roasted the shrimp earlier in the day since we had soccer
practice.  It was easy to come home and it all was ready. We enjoyed it
slightly chilled but you could reheat your shrimp if you prefer.

 I
usually saute our shrimp but for this recipe I roasted them and they
turned out great.  You could also serve this with shredded chicken if
you prefer.  I added in the Ramen for a bit of crunch but the Ramen does
get soggy (still good) the longer the salad sits, so you could omit the
Ramen if you want.  The flavors in this are so fresh and vibrant and
both kids loved it which is always an added bonus.

Enjoy!

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adapted via Cooking Classy and Camile Styles

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups shredded green cabbage( I used one bag of the shredded cabbage)
  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced carrots (I used the kind in the bag in match stick slices)
  • 4 green onions, sliced (about 1/2 cup) 
  • 2 3oz ramen packages
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro sliced
  • 1/4 cup basil sliced
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
  • juice of one lime

  • Dressing

  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce 
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried ginger
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Toss Shrimp with olive oil and salt
    and pepper.  Place on baking sheet and cook about 15 minutes or until
    not translucent.
  • After the shrimp is cooked remove from oven.  Crumble ramen into small pieces and place on
    baking sheet along with almonds, spread into an even layer. Bake in
    preheated oven until golden, tossing once halfway through baking, about 6
    – 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In
    a mixing bowl whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until well
    blended while seasoning with salt to taste, set aside.
  • In
    a large mixing bowl add green cabbage, purple cabbage, carrots, green
    onions, mint, basil, and cilantro. Drizzle lime juice over the lettuce mix and
    stir.  Add in ramen and almonds and pour dressing over the entire bowl. 
    Toss and serve!

6 Comments

  1. April 29, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    Love this but one question. Do you devein your own shrimp or have you found it somewhere already done for you?

  2. April 29, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    Your posts always get me so excited about salads! 🙂

  3. April 29, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    I can't wait to try this out! I have made your Asian Pasta Salad twice now, and it's been a huge hit. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. May 26, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    Made this for the second time, but with shredded chicken. Thank you for another great recipe!

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