Asian Chopped Salad with sesame dressing being poured on top
4.41 from 10 votes

Asian Chopped Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

Flavorful Asian Chopped Salad with an easy sesame vinaigrette! Beautiful colors and a great make-ahead dish! (Vegan, gluten-free)
Author: Kaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Servings: 6 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 peanuts or sliced/slivered almonds as well!

For the Sesame 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Make the dressing: in a small bowl whisk together all dressing ingredients.
  • Pour over salad and toss to combine.
  • Top with additional sesame seeds if desired. (Or slivered almonds!)

Notes

If making ahead of time, store the salad and dressing in separate containers (then combine & toss right before serving) so the salad doesn’t get soggy.
Made gluten-free with tamari.
You could also try this salad with a thinned out version of this flavorful & creamy Thai Peanut Sauce with garlic & ginger!

NUTRITION PER SERVING (ESTIMATE)

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5255IU | Vitamin C: 55.6mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1.6mg