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Asian Chopped Salad Recipe – NatashasKitchen.com

Asian Chopped Salad is a bowl of crunchy, delicious goodness. This is a vibrant and healthy side dish with a sweet and savory flavor profile. The homemade Asian salad dressing is quick to whip up and irresistible.

Asian Chopped Salad in a bowl.

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Hi there! My name is Natalya and I run the blog Momsdish. If you already follow me, you know I can’t get enough of easy meals that require simple ingredients. Well, this salad is no different. I can’t wait for you to try it!

Crunchy Asian Salad Recipe

Asian Chopped Salads always found their way into my grocery cart. Once I decided that I could easily make it homemade, I was hooked. Making this salad from scratch is a no-brainer. It is just as good (if not better) than the bagged varieties. Plus, you get to use the freshest ingredients and control what you put in the salad. Using fresh cabbage, carrot and snap peas gives this salad an amazing crunch with every bite.

Ingredients for the Asian Chopped Salad with cabbage, bell pepper, chow mein noodles, green onion, sweet peas and carrot

How to Make Asian Chopped Salad

Don’t fall for the bagged salads! You’ve got this. Making an Asian chopped salad is super easy. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Roast cashews on a preheated skillet and chop them into small pieces.
  2. Wash and prepare all your veggies and place them into a large bowl.
  3. Sprinkle the salad with chopped cilantro, sesame seeds, crunchy noodles, and cashews.
  4. For the dressing, combine the ingredients together in a jar and shake well.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss everything together, and season with salt and pepper.

Step by step of cutting all the veggies for the salad

Asian Salad Dressing

What makes this salad so great is the homemade Asian dressing! It’s certainly going to win you over. It’s super easy to make and you likely have most of the ingredients to make it hanging out in your fridge and pantry.

Grab a mason jar and fill it with sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey, lime juice, ginger and salt, and pepper. Then, seal the jar and get to shaking! Once the dressing looks well-incorporated, pour it right over the salad.

Ingredients for Asian Salad Dressing

Other Variations of the Salad

To change things up you can always add a few other ingredients to the mix. Here are some options:

  • Nuts – Peanuts, almonds, or cashews add a wonderful crunch to this salad.
  • Proteins – Grilled chicken, pan-seared steak, pulled pork, or even shrimp and eggs will work great.
  • Veggies – Cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, and zucchini are tasty additions.

Asian Salad Ingredients layered in a salad bowl.

Can this Salad be Made Ahead?

The great thing about crunchy salads is they last longer than spinach or lettuce-based salads. After you mix in the dressing, this salad will stay fresh for a few hours. You can make it in advance, but only add the dressing right before serving. If you are meal-prepping, store the veggies separately from the dressing.

Asian Chipped salad mixed together in a bowl

More Asian-Inspired Recipes:

  • Chow Mein – make your favorite takeout dish at home.
  • Fried Rice – a great way to use leftover rice.
  • Beef and Broccoli – this stir fry is the perfect balance of sweet and salty.
  • Mongolian Beef – super saucy and satisfying
  • Lo Mein – it’s all about the sauce, incredible flavors!
  • Yakisoba – these noodles are so satisfying with a wonderful mouthfeel.

Asian Chopped Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Asian Chopped Salad in Mixing Bowl

Asian Chopped Salad is a bowl of crunchy, delicious goodness. It’s not only vibrant and healthy, it has a sweet and savory flavor that is irresistible. The easy homemade Asian dressing brings everything together.

Author: Natalya Drozhzhin

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Cost to Make:



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Calories: 241 kcal

Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients for Salad:

  • 3
    white cabbage
    thinly sliced
  • 3
    red cabbage
    thinly sliced
  • 1
    medium red bell pepper
    cut into thin strips
  • 1
    medium carrot
  • 1
    sugar snap peas
  • 3
    green onions
  • 1
  • 1
    sesame seeds
  • 1/2
    toasted and chopped
  • 1/2
    crispy chow mein noodles
    or wontons

Ingredients for Asian Salad Dressing:

  • 4
    sesame oil
  • 4
    rice vinegar
  • 2
  • 2
    lime juice
  • 2
    fresh ginger
    peeled and grated
  • 1
    or added to taste
  • 1/2
    ground black pepper
    or added to taste
  1. Roast cashews on a preheated skillet until golden brown. Let them cool down completely. Chop them into small pieces.

  2. Wash and prepare all the vegetables and arrange them in a large bowl.

  3. Sprinkle the salad with chopped cilantro, sesame seeds, noodles and cashews.

  4. For the Asian salad dressing, combine the ingredients together in a jar and shake well.

  5. Pour the dressing over the salad before serving and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Asian Chopped Salad Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 241
Calories from Fat 144

% Daily Value*

Fat 16g25%

Saturated Fat 3g19%

Sodium 450mg20%

Potassium 363mg10%

Carbohydrates 22g7%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 11g12%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 3088IU62%

Vitamin C 77mg93%

Calcium 68mg7%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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