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Asian Chopped Salad with sesame dressing being poured on top

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.
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:20 mins
Total Time:20 mins
CourseSalad, Side Dish
CuisineAsian-Inspired, Gluten-Free, Vegan
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.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

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