Asian Beef or Chicken Salad are both Delicious and Healthy

I am not much of a cook, but this is a really simple way to make a great salad that covers all the food groups. It’s a very loose recipe because you can use whatever you have in the fridge and can be made in less than 20 minutes.
Green Salad

Asian Steak (or whatever meat you have) Salad

Beef or chicken Teriyaki sauce
Soy Sauce Sesame seed oil
Edamame beans *frozen is fine Noodles, soba noodles are great and healthy, but I sometimes use whole wheat spaghetti because it’s easier to buy.
Romain lettuce or spinach


almonds or any kind of nuts (chopped) carrots (shredded)
green onion (chopped) rice wine vinegar

Marinade steak/chicken in a teriyaki sauce. I use a freezer bag, (put however many pieces you think will need for your family) add sauce and leave it over night. Sometimes I’ll flip the bag so the other side will get some marinade as well. I use the broiler and cook it for 8-10 minutes on each side until cooked. Let it cool for a bit then, cut it into small bite size pieces.

Cook the noodles according to the directions on the packaging. You can drop in the edamame beans in the water about 2 min before your noodles are done.

Drain and cook it with a dash of soy sauce in the same pot. (To save time, sometimes I’ll cook extra pasta and freeze it so when I make the salad I just need to defrost it and add it to my salad.)

Wash and chop lettuce or spinach, and other optional ingredients to your liking.

In a salad bowl, mix all the ingredients with more soy sauce, sesame seed oil (add rice wine vinegar, chopped nuts, green onion, and shredded carrots if you wish).

It’s a delicious salad that I often make that is healthy and simple. Enjoy!

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After working over 10 years as an art director at the Walt Disney Studios, I became a stay-at-home mom. My experience as a first-time mom inspired me to publish a book called "Quick Tips For First-Time Moms: A Simple and Practical Guide to Finding Balance". I love using my creativity to solve problems. From organization to recycling, parenting to party planning, I continue to find new interests and inspirations through spending time with my child.

One Response to Asian Beef or Chicken Salad are both Delicious and Healthy

  1. Tiff says:

    I tried this last night with my family and LOVED it. It was so easy and completely different from what we usually make.