Sesame Salad Recipe

This delicious sesame salad combines sesame salad dressing, grilled chicken and pasta. Of course, the chicken doesn’t necessarily have to be grilled; you can use any kind of cooked chicken. It is also a way to use up leftover cooked chicken. For this recipe the dressing is where it’s at. The dressing is pretty much your classic sesame salad dressing using ingredients such a sesame oil, rice vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce. This is a very simple recipe that takes little time to prepare. Enjoy.

1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta
¼ cup sesame seeds
½ cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon black pepper
3 cups cooked chicken (shredded or cut into small chunks)
1/3 cup cilantro (chopped)
1/3 cup green onions (sliced)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1:  Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add sesame seeds and cook while stirring until they are lightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook according to package direction until Al Dente. Drain pasta and cool. Transfer to a large serving bowl.

Step 2: In a jar with a tight fitting lid combine vegetable oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, ginger, black pepper and sesame seeds. Shake well.
Step 3: Pour the dressing over the noodles. Add chicken and mix well. Add green onions and cilantro and serve.
(Makes 4 Servings)


18 Responses to “Sesame Salad Recipe”

  1. Memoria — May 17, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

    The dressing looks awesome!! Wow. I must make this soon.

  2. Nury — May 17, 2010 @ 6:06 pm

    Oh Wow, what a delicious recipe, it looks SO good!
    I love sesame seeds and sesame oil, it adds such a nice and unique flavor to anything, I love it in salads too, Yum~

  3. Cyndy — May 17, 2010 @ 7:09 pm

    This looks Fabulous! That would definitely satisfy my pasta craving. Beautiful photo’s!!

  4. Nan — May 18, 2010 @ 6:45 pm

    Wow! This recipe will save me money buying bottled asian dressing. Thanks.

  5. Jimena — May 18, 2010 @ 6:54 pm

    I just stumbled across your blog as I was searching for a sweet and sour chicken recipe. Let me just say it is fabulous! I love that you have pics to go along with the recipe instructions. Thanks for sharing =)

  6. misstopaz — May 20, 2010 @ 3:59 am

    I started making this recipe, but I probably must be doing something wrong because it definitely doesn’t look this good. It tastes great however.

  7. Ash — May 20, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    Just had this for dinner – it’s really delicious! Your recipe presentation and pictures make me want to try each and every single one out! Thank you for a lip-smacking meal 🙂

  8. Maxi — May 20, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

    I’m not a great cook but I’ll definitely try this recipe: excellent pictures with it. THANKS

  9. Megan — May 28, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

    Amazingly delicious!! My husband and I made this meal after we did a six mile run. It was great b/c we needed something fast and we knew we could count on you Bobby! The only thing I changed was I put in 1/4 cup of veggie oil instead of 1/2 (We like to cutback sometimes:)!). The outcome was awesome! My husband said it was a party in his mouth! (you can take that however you want but it made me laugh!) Thanks for this tasty recipe!

  10. Jessie — June 14, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    it tastes awsome 😀

  11. isaiah — June 15, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

    it taste awesome:)

  12. Kent — November 3, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    Bobby I made this recently and as usual, it was delicious. Thanks a lot!

  13. Nathalie — November 19, 2010 @ 3:20 am

    Wow…so good and so easy…I love this site and the fact that thee are picture with every dish is fantastic!!! Thanks

  14. gina — April 12, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    is rice vinegar the same as rice wine vingear?

  15. Stefane — March 27, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    I tried this tonight and it was very good. My salad was a little lighter and I’m wondering if it’s the soy sauce I used.

  16. pochia — December 7, 2013 @ 3:05 am

    so yummy

  17. Diane — July 12, 2014 @ 5:06 am

    This was DELICIOUS!! I love that it can be served cold or at room temperature! Thanks for sharing!!

  18. Steph — July 26, 2017 @ 7:05 am

    How long does this last in the fridge?

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