Twig Salad


I got this recipe from a very dear friend who got it from a co-worker. We tried it and people just go crazy. It's especially great for parties and family get-togethers.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings


  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup white vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon salt-free herb and spice blend

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ heads iceberg lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 pound chopped cooked chicken breast meat

  • 1 (5 ounce) can chow mein noodles

  • 1 (2.25 ounce) package blanched slivered almonds

  • ¼ cup sesame seeds, lightly toasted

  • 4 green onions, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds


  1. In small bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, vinegar, salt, seasoning blend, and pepper. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, chicken, chow mein noodles, almonds, sesame seeds, green onions, and poppy seeds. Toss to blend. Pour salad dressing over the salad just before serving.



Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Stir constantly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

574 Calories
38g Fat
31g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 574
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 48%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 432mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 150mg 12%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 857mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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