4.5 from 6 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 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