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Asian Chopped Salad Recipe

Asian Chopped Salad is a bowl of crunchy, delicious goodness. This is a vibrant and healthy side dish with a sweet and savory flavor profile. The homemade Asian salad dressing is quick to whip up and irresistible.

Asian Chopped Salad in a bowl.

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Hi there! My name is Natalya and I run the blog Momsdish. If you already follow me, you know I can’t get enough of easy meals that require simple ingredients. Well, this salad is no different. I can’t wait for you to try it!

Crunchy Asian Salad Recipe

Asian Chopped Salads always found their way into my grocery cart. Once I decided that I could easily make it homemade, I was hooked. Making this salad from scratch is a no-brainer. It is just as good (if not better) than the bagged varieties. Plus, you get to use the freshest ingredients and control what you put in the salad. Using fresh cabbage, carrot and snap peas gives this salad an amazing crunch with every bite.

Ingredients for the Asian Chopped Salad with cabbage, bell pepper, chow mein noodles, green onion, sweet peas and carrot

How to Make Asian Chopped Salad

Don’t fall for the bagged salads! You’ve got this. Making an Asian chopped salad is super easy. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Roast cashews on a preheated skillet and chop them into small pieces.
  2. Wash and prepare all your veggies and place them into a large bowl.
  3. Sprinkle the salad with chopped cilantro, sesame seeds, crunchy noodles, and cashews.
  4. For the dressing, combine the ingredients together in a jar and shake well.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss everything together, and season with salt and pepper.

Step by step of cutting all the veggies for the salad

Asian Salad Dressing

What makes this salad so great is the homemade Asian dressing! It’s certainly going to win you over. It’s super easy to make and you likely have most of the ingredients to make it hanging out in your fridge and pantry.

Grab a mason jar and fill it with sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey, lime juice, ginger and salt, and pepper. Then, seal the jar and get to shaking! Once the dressing looks well-incorporated, pour it right over the salad.

Ingredients for Asian Salad Dressing

Other Variations of the Salad

To change things up you can always add a few other ingredients to the mix. Here are some options:

  • Nuts – Peanuts, almonds, or cashews add a wonderful crunch to this salad.
  • Proteins – Grilled chicken, pan-seared steak, pulled pork, or even shrimp and eggs will work great.
  • Veggies – Cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, and zucchini are tasty additions.

Asian Salad Ingredients layered in a salad bowl.

Can this Salad be Made Ahead?

The great thing about crunchy salads is they last longer than spinach or lettuce-based salads. After you mix in the dressing, this salad will stay fresh for a few hours. You can make it in advance, but only add the dressing right before serving. If you are meal-prepping, store the veggies separately from the dressing.

Asian Chipped salad mixed together in a bowl

More Asian-Inspired Recipes:

  • Chow Mein – make your favorite takeout dish at home.
  • Fried Rice – a great way to use leftover rice.
  • Beef and Broccoli – this stir fry is the perfect balance of sweet and salty.
  • Mongolian Beef – super saucy and satisfying
  • Lo Mein – it’s all about the sauce, incredible flavors!
  • Yakisoba – these noodles are so satisfying with a wonderful mouthfeel.

Asian Chopped Salad Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Asian Chopped Salad in Mixing Bowl

Asian Chopped Salad is a bowl of crunchy, delicious goodness. It’s not only vibrant and healthy, it has a sweet and savory flavor that is irresistible. The easy homemade Asian dressing brings everything together.

Author: Natalya Drozhzhin
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$14
Keyword: asian chopped salad, asian dressing, asian salad
Cuisine: Asian
Course: Salad
Calories: 241 kcal
Servings: 6 servings


Ingredients for Salad:

  • 3 cups white cabbage thinly sliced
  • 3 cups red cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium carrot julienne
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas chopped
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup cashews toasted and chopped
  • 1/2 cup crispy chow mein noodles or wontons

Ingredients for Asian Salad Dressing:

  • 4 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp salt or added to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper or added to taste


  1. Roast cashews on a preheated skillet until golden brown. Let them cool down completely. Chop them into small pieces.

  2. Wash and prepare all the vegetables and arrange them in a large bowl.

  3. Sprinkle the salad with chopped cilantro, sesame seeds, noodles and cashews.

  4. For the Asian salad dressing, combine the ingredients together in a jar and shake well.

  5. Pour the dressing over the salad before serving and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts
Asian Chopped Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 450mg20%
Potassium 363mg10%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 3088IU62%
Vitamin C 77mg93%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya is a food blogger who founded to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Ukraine, Natalya was inspired by the amazing dishes that were prepared using simple ingredients. Natalya is most notably known for making cooking approachable for any person.

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  • maride
    May 31, 2020

    Thank you so much for this recipie¡
    Greetings from México¡¡¡¡


    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 31, 2020

      You’re welcome! I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.


  • Rachael Yerkes
    May 20, 2020

    This is a staple all summer long at our house


    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 20, 2020

      That’s so awesome Rachael! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!


  • Aimee Shugarman
    May 20, 2020

    Made this for lunch and we loved it. Can’t wait to bring it to our next potluck!


    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 20, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!


  • Toni
    May 20, 2020

    I loved it!! Packed full of flavors and really delish!


    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 20, 2020

      Hello Toni, I am so happy that you loved it! Thanks for your excellent review.


  • Ildi
    May 19, 2020

    Hi Natasha!
    Quick question: you add the snap peas fresh? No blanching?


    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 20, 2020

      That’s right! We used fresh snap peas!


  • Marta
    May 19, 2020

    Hi Natasha, my name is Marta I’m a big fan frome Portugal, and I do lots of your recipes, but when it comes for baking I don’t achieve the results I whish for, I believe is because I’m not familiar with de measurements like ” 1 cup” Ect.

    Can you please help me and give me one chart corresponding your measurements into grams and ml..

    I’ve been looking but their all different and for that I don’t no what to choose.

    I really want to make your dinner rolls.

    Thank you so very much.

    Keep going you are fabulous.



    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 19, 2020

      Hi Marta, We are currently working on adding metric measurements to all of our recipes but it is taking some time as we have to add them one at a time. Thank you so much for being patient! In the meantime, check out our post on measuring which should help.


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