Asian-Style Chopped Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette
Flavorful Asian-inspired Chopped Salad with an easy sesame vinaigrette! Beautiful colors and a great make-ahead dish.
Servings6 side servings
- 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 vinegar (I use unseasoned)
- 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp. tamari (or soy sauce)
- 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
- Optional: minced garlic or freshly grated ginger
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 for crunch.)
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.
Calories: 110 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Potassium: 266 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 5256 IU | Vitamin C: 56 mg | Calcium: 71 mg | Iron: 2 mg