East-Meets-Southwest Chicken Tostada Salad

East-Meets-Southwest Chicken Tostada Salad

Recipe Rating: 3.5113
Serves 6
This flavorful fusion salad combines Asian ingredients such as miso, edamame, daikon radish and dulse seaweed with Southwestern flair in the form of lime, avocadoes, pumpkin seeds and tortillas.
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, split (4 chicken breast halves)
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 6 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 teaspoons white miso paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup dulse (seaweed)
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 daikon radish or 3 small radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shelled edamame, frozen and thawed
  • 2 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 avocados, halved and sliced
  • 6 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 3 ounces tortilla chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
Pat chicken breast halves dry and place in a non-reactive dish with 2 tablespoons of the lime juice, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Toss to coat and marinate for 30 minutes to one hour.

Preheat the broiler and transfer chicken to a broiler pan (or a rack set on top of a baking sheet). Place chicken 6 to 8 inches from heat source and broil until golden brown and no longer pink inside, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Allow chicken to cool to room temperature and slice on the diagonal into 1/3-inch-thick pieces.

Put remaining 4 tablespoons lime juice, garlic, cilantro, miso and agave nectar in a blender. Blend until ingredients are well combined. With blender running, gradually drizzle in remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil. Season with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Toast dulse in a dry skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, toss lettuce, green onions, radishes, edamame and dulse with enough vinaigrette to lightly coat. Place a generous handful of lettuce mixture on each plate and top with a mound of chopped tomatoes, a few avocado slices and chicken. Sprinkle each salad with pumpkin seeds. Drizzle with additional vinaigrette and serve with tortilla chips.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 350 calories (240 from fat), 27g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 15g carbohydrates, (6 g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 16g protein.
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