Asian Chopped Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing – So light & refreshing, yet so satisfying! Plus, it's SO easy to put together and you won't need to cook anything!
Add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine well. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed (add a pinch of salt if desired). Place in the fridge while you wash and cut your veggies. This will give the flavors time to marinate. (* Whisk again before pouring on salad)
To a large mixing bowl, add the lettuce, cabbage, carrots, edamame, almonds, and green onions. Toss to combine well.
If you're ready to serve the salad, add the dressing (*whisk before pouring) and half the oranges. Gently toss to combine. Some of the dressing will settle to the bottom, so if you feel the veggies need more coating, just toss gently again. Top with crispy noodles and the remaining oranges. You can sprinkle on sesame seeds too. Enjoy!
* This salad is easily adjustable, so feel free to omit ingredients or add your favorites. You can also add fresh chopped cilantro, basil or mint. Chopped peanuts work well too.
* If you are bringing this to a get-together, leave the oranges and dressing out until it's ready to serve. Otherwise, the lettuce will get soggy. Another option is to serve the dressing on the side. Top with noodles right before serving too.
* If you want to make things even easier, you can buy most of the veggies pre-washed and pre-cut. Then all you’ll have to do is pour everything into your salad bowl.