I strongly suggest to make the dressing up to 24 hours in advance to blend flavors, also you can grill the chicken a day in advance and refrigerate. If you are not a black bean lover then you can omit them and use corn niblets, adjust the dressing ingredients to taste :)
Fantasic dressing with salad made up of beansprouts, finely sliced red and green bell peppers, sliced scallions, sliced peeled and seeded cucumbers, (any combination you want of crunchy veg) and fresh herbs (try basil, mint or cilantro). Great finished off with some crunchy sesame seeds or cashews!
I got this recipe from out of the Sept. 2004 issue of BBC Good Food Magazine. It is gorgeous and I have made it 4 times already this week, once for company. My company loved it as well. It is easy to do,impressive, not that expensive and the results are delicious!
From the June 2006 issue of Cooking Light magazine. They recommend serving this with their Creamy Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese for a complete meal. I like the addition of the kidney beans as a protein source. Can be whipped up quickly for dinner, or made ahead and refrigerated overnight. I haven't made the full salad, and instead downsized to fit in a small loaf pan for just my Hubby and myself.
This is good anytime, of course. I'm guessing the salad got it's name from the beautiful reds and greens in it. If watercress is available, don't leave it out; it adds a lot. Prepare the pecans and salad dressing a day or two before and it will all go together quickly.
A great salad or side dish and can be made ahead of time. Just take out of the refrigerator and serve. I got this recipe from my mother, who got it from a family friend, who got it from ??? Cook time includes refrigerator time (estimated).
So simple, yet different. We just got back from Jamaica, and this was a salad we ate quite often. Most restaurants we went to served this as their "garden salad" and it was always served with thousand island dressing. We loved it so much, we made it as soon as we got back.
I had never heard of this dish before tasting it last summer at my fiancee's house. Then, everywhere I went it began to pop up. Its simple, down-to-earth charm depends upon the freshness of the ingredients- I can't wait for tomato season to return!
From www.TopSecretRecipes.com I found this on the Top Secrets Recipe site. I was desperately searching for a well flavored "oriental" dressing to make a Chinese chicken salad with. I found it! You can use light or nonfat mayonnaise with no problems.
My husband think's he has died and gone to heaven with all the tasty morsels I have been serving up during this contest. I think this salad is a perfect combination of sweet and savoury with an appealing crunch! Quick easy and impressive.