Either-Or Oriental Chicken Salad

This is an either-or recipe. You can either use this or use that. It’s easy to make with standard things we keep on the boat, no shopping required.

1-2 C chopped cabbage (2-3 large leaves) or spinach leaves
2-4 T finely diced onion (more if you use sweet onion, less if you use yellow onion)
1/2 green or red pepper, finely diced
1/2 a large apple or a whole firm pear, finely diced
1 small or medium can of chunk chicken, flaked with a fork
Big handful of sunflower seeds, slivered almonds, or peanuts
Small handful of dried cherries, raisins, or diced dried apricots
Optional: Can of mandarin oranges, drained (you can substitute this for the dried fruit, if you don’t have any)

Toss all of the above ingredients together in a large bowl.

For the dressing, whisk together:

2 T sesame oil
2 T vegetable oil
2 T vinegar
1 T honey or sugar
Big pinch of salt or splash of Tamari
1/2 t black or white pepper

Toss the dressing with the salad and serve garnished with either sesame seeds, or poppy seeds, or flax seeds… or nothing. It’s very pretty as it is.