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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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

4.98 from 156 votes
Author: Natalya Drozhzhin
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.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

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

Instructions

  • Roast cashews on a preheated skillet until golden brown. Let them cool down completely. Chop them into small pieces.
  • Wash and prepare all the vegetables and arrange them in a large bowl.
  • Sprinkle the salad with chopped cilantro, sesame seeds, noodles and cashews.
  • For the Asian salad dressing, combine the ingredients together in a jar and shake well.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad before serving and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Per Serving

241kcal Calories22g Carbs4g Protein16g Fat3g Saturated Fat450mg Sodium363mg Potassium4g Fiber11g Sugar3088IU Vitamin A77mg Vitamin C68mg Calcium2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Asian Chopped Salad Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
241
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Sodium
 
450
mg
20
%
Potassium
 
363
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
22
g
7
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
3088
IU
62
%
Vitamin C
 
77
mg
93
%
Calcium
 
68
mg
7
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asian chopped salad, asian dressing, asian salad
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 241
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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya is a food blogger who founded Momsdish 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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  • Carole
    June 6, 2024

    Best salad! I added some romaine and chicken. I will do this again.
    Thank you Natasha, I like all your recipes.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 6, 2024

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Carole!

      Reply

  • bagok
    May 21, 2024

    just the way I like it

    Reply

  • Vicki
    May 3, 2024

    What a wonderful salad. It was a hit at bookclub last night. Next time, I’ll make more dressing! Delicious!!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 3, 2024

      Hi Vicki! Thank you for the feedback. That’s great.

      Reply

  • Dani
    March 25, 2024

    I used this dressing tonight on a vegetable slaw and snap peas. Sooooo good! I have saved this and will definitely use again! I didn’t have lime so used lemon, will def try with lime!

    Reply

  • Amy C
    March 24, 2024

    This salad is fantastic. I opted to use half sesame oil and half peanut oil to keep the dressing from being too strong and it was great. The dressed salad kept well in the fridge for several days thanks to the hearty veggies used. I could see myself meal prepping this dressed and keeping the crispy noodles on the side to add right before eating.

    Reply

  • Deborah
    March 18, 2024

    Love the dressing . I added a little extra ginger . And I added broccoli and cooked ramen noodles . This is a favorite of mine.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 19, 2024

      Awesome! Good to know nthat you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Mike
    March 18, 2024

    Hi natasha..would it be ok to use toasted sesame oil instead of sesame oil for asian salad..

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 18, 2024

      Hi Mike! That would be fine. It might alter the taste a bit so adjust or add it to your preference.

      Reply

  • Wendi
    September 10, 2023

    I´ve been loving and enjoying your recipes for a long time. This Asian salad is a great blend of veggies. The only thing I didn´t like was the dressing. The sesame oil was way too dominate for me. So, I just made a new batch without it, and added some peanut butter to make my favorite sauce!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      September 11, 2023

      The addition of peanut butter sounds delicious! Did you change anything else?

      Reply

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