June 2, 2015

Asian Chopped Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette


Hope you're ready because here comes another salad! SO excited to share this one :) Chopped salads are usually my favorite because you can just grab a spoon and dig right in. There are so many textures and flavors in every bite! The rainbow colors, simple sesame vinaigrette, and crisp Asian-style veggies keep me coming back for more. It's another great dish to make ahead of time if needed (just store the dressing and salad in separate containers until you're ready to serve). Slivered almonds are the perfect addition for crunch and protein!


Vegan, gluten-free (with tamari)
Makes 6-8 side servings

Ingredients
1 head romaine
1 1/2 cups purple cabbage
1 1/2 cups snow peas
3-4 green onions
1 cup shredded carrot
1 red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Optional: I highly recommend adding sliced/slivered almonds as well!

{For the dressing}
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
1 Tbsp. tamari (or soy sauce)
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 1/2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
Optional: minced garlic or ginger

Directions
Chop romaine and cabbage. Place in a large bowl.
Slice snow peas and green onions. Dice bell pepper, slice carrots, and roughly chop cilantro. Add to bowl.
In a small bowl whisk together dressing ingredients.
Pour over salad and toss to combine.
Top with additional sesame seeds if desired.

Note: if making ahead of time, store the salad and dressing in separate containers so the salad doesn't get soggy.

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    8 comments:

    1. yumm so many colours!! looks delicious :)

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      1. Thanks Anna!! The colors make me smile every time :)

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    2. I purchased a similar Asian chopped salad already in the bag with the dressing included...I've been wanting to make my own from 'scratch'...so glad I found your recipe, pinned it on Pinterest, Google + d it. Can't thank you enough, for sharing this amazing healthy, and yummy recipe!

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      1. Hi Elisabeth! Thanks so much for sharing and your kind words :) Things are so fun to make from "scratch"! Hope you enjoy!

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    3. You are a salad rock star! Thanks for yet another delicious and beautiful addition!

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      1. Haha, thanks Ann! Honored to hear that :) Salads are so fun and versatile! So glad to hear you're enjoying them, thanks for the sweet message. Wishing you a lovely week!

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