In the food mecca of San Francisco, I almost *never* go to a chain restaurant like California Pizza Kitchen because there are too many other unique options. But, I am a fan of the BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad (chopped lettuce, black beans, sweet corn, jicama, cilantro, basil, crispy corn tortilla strips and Monterey Jack cheese tossed together in a garden-herb ranch dressing and topped with chopped BBQ chicken breast, diced tomatoes and scallions and then drizzled with BBQ sauce). Recently, I returned to CPK with some friends and discovered this new Miso Salad on the menu...
I am *hooked*. It is so ridiculously satisfying and delicious. I am now determined to make my own version at home (and so can you!).
* Shredded Napa cabbage
* Fresh avocado
* Julienne cucumbers
* Red cabbage
* Green onions
* Crispy rice noodles
* Crispy wontons
* Miso dressing
(and you can order it with or without grilled chicken or blue crab & shrimp, but I like it vegetarian...)
There really isn't a recipe for this salad as far as proportions go--just go by feel and taste. Have some faith--it will be delicious.
Update: I was successful at making the BBQ chopped salad at home. So exciting! Now, you can too!