This was awesome!! I made it for our church ladies annual salad supper last night and it was the only salad completely cleaned out!!! I only had iceberg lettuce, but I think a darker lettuce would have been prettier. I tossed everything together and it did get a little soggy, but the flavour was still incredible. I also left out the onion flakes (didn't have any; and in the first batch of dressing, I used a bit of fresh chopped onion and it was WAY too oniony for my liking!) and processed the dressing in the blender. It was just wonderful. I could have eaten the whole bowl myself!!
This is also a wonderful salad to serve for dinner on a humid day when the thermometer reads 35 degrees celcius! I kept the kitchen cool by thawing poached breasts (#36944) from my freezer, then followed your directions. Since there were no chow mein noodles in the market in our little town, I used bean sprouts - they worked just fine. The dressing was absolutely delicious. Thanx for another repeater Carol!