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Asian Chopped Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

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!

Course Salad, Side
Recipe Type Asian, Vegan
Keyword Asian Chopped Salad, Sesame Ginger Dressing
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 187 kcal
Author Melissa Huggins

Ingredients

Sesame Ginger Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons low sodium tamari (sub soy)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger , minced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons liquid from canned mandarin oranges
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Salad

  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame , thawed
  • 1 large head (12 oz) romaine lettuce , shredded (about 7 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups red cabbage , shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots , julienne (matchstick) or shredded
  • 1/3 cup green onions , sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds , raw or toasted
  • 1 10 oz can mandarin oranges , reserve liquid
  • 1/2 cup crispy noodles (for topping)
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Instructions

Sesame Ginger Dressing

  1. 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) 

Salad

  1. To a large mixing bowl, add the lettuce, cabbage, carrots, edamame, almonds, and green onions. Toss to combine well. 

  2. 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! 

Recipe Notes

* 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.

 

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Asian Chopped Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 245mg 10%
Potassium 503mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 8g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 211.8%
Vitamin C 23.8%
Calcium 9.6%
Iron 12.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.