Costco Chinese Style Salad Kit (Copycat)

All the flavors of the Costco Chinese Style Salad Kit without the $10 price tag.

All the flavors of the Costco Chinese Style Salad Kit without the 10$ price tag and the prepackaged chicken. Delicious honey miso dressing with chicken, almond and crispy toppings.As I am sure all of you are, I am a HUGE fan of Costco. We don’t go often, but when we do I am like Mitch from Modern Family, excited grabbing carts and flatbed trucks and piling things into the cart. One of my favorite shortcut meals from Costco is the Costco Chinese Style Salad Kit. You know what I am talking about…

All the flavors of the Costco Chinese Style Salad Kit without the 10$ price tag and the prepackaged chicken. Delicious honey miso dressing with chicken, almond and crispy toppings. Full of dressing, chicken and toppings the real star of the Costco Chinese Style Salad Kit is the dressing. A wonderful sesame miso dressing with honey and ginger, the dressing is addicting. So I kept begrudgingly paying the 10 dollars for this salad mix even though I don’t eat the chicken (I just think it looks a bit funny, the texture is weird and it sort of bothers me how long it is packaged for) and the toppings are all so easy to buy elsewhere for so much less. Yes, it felt like I was paying 10 dollars for those two little pouches of dressing.

So many things at Costco are awesome deals: Organic meats (especially the ground beef), milk, butter, Organic Better than Bouillon (I buy 3 of these every time I go), the organic tortilla chips, M&M trail mix, oh my goodness the corn muffins in the bakery, pomegranates when they are in season and the cheese selection. Oh man, the cheese selection!

By now you know how I feel about making my own versions of popular recipes. This dressing was just begging to be remade.  The best part is how easy it is. Almost every ingredient in the dressing is pretty easy to find. The only ingredient you may need to search a bit for is the miso paste which is readily available at Whole Foods and when you are at it make this Miso Glazed Sea Bass with your miso you have left over. It is ridiculously easy and delicious. I used to make it for clients all the time and they would rave about it.

All the flavors of the Costco Chinese Style Salad Kit without the 10$ price tag and the prepackaged chicken. Delicious honey miso dressing with chicken, almond and crispy toppings.

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Asian Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing (Costco Copycat)

All the flavors of the Costco Asian Salad Kit, including delicious honey miso dressing with chicken, almond and crispy noodle toppings.
Yield 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Chinese
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt (mayonnaise is an easy substitute here too)
  • 2 tablespoons mellow white miso paste
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast meat , cubed
  • 1 head of lettuce , chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup wonton strips
  • 3/4 cups crispy chow mein noodles

Instructions

  • To make the dressing, add all the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  • Layer the salad with lettuce, chicken, almonds, wonton strips and chow mein noodles before pouring on the dressing.
  • Enjoy the fact you didn't spend $10 on the kit. 😉

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 597mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1.8mg
Keyword: Chinese Chicken Salad, Costco Chinese Style Salad Kit (Copycat)

All the flavors of the Costco Chinese Style Salad Kit without the 10$ price tag and the prepackaged chicken. Delicious honey miso dressing with chicken, almond and crispy toppings.

All the flavors of the Costco Chinese Style Salad Kit without the 10$ price tag. Delicious sesame miso dressing with chicken, almond and crispy toppings.
All the flavors of the Costco Chinese Style Salad Kit without the 10$ price tag. Delicious sesame miso dressing with chicken, almond and crispy toppings.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. If you love the real version of this salad dressing you’re going to be very disappointed with this recipe. Don’t waste your time. It’s nothing like the Okami dressing. Not even close

  2. Can’t wait to try this recipe. My favorite salad and none of our Nearby Costco’s carry It anymore ??

    1. YES! I was so sad when the salad went away. It was one of my favorite things at Costco! I hope you enjoy it!

  3. The flavor wasn’t too far off. But the texture was completely wrong. It was all liquid. No viscosity to it at all.

    1. I used organic Miso Master for this recipe but I have also used West Brae Natural, both bought at Whole Foods.

  4. I am going to try this one I made another one and it’s not working this one is a little different I will see I hope it work because I like the salad from Costco

  5. Thanks for this. I can’t wait to try it. Just ate thre salad I bought from Costco, always thinking I only like the dressing, how can I just buy the dressing? Also totally agree with u re the chicken. It also turns rubbery when u pan fry it. Ingredients seem all normal stuff, but texture is off.

  6. I tried your recipe but it didn’t come out even close to the okami dressing. Maybe I need to try again. I used sesame seed oil instead of sesame oil. Is there a difference?

    1. No, those are the same, can I ask what the differences were? The recipe was tested alongside the original, so maybe I can help troubleshoot for you?

  7. I never had Costco’s salad, but they sure looked tempting. The price always held me back from buying them. I made your recipe, it was absolutely delicious. I had it 3 days in a row and cannot wait to make it again.

  8. How awesome, I absolutely love that salad! I always grab that salad when I’m in Costco! Love now that I can make it myself and know the ingredients are fresh.