Asian Salad Recipe

by Kristen on September 2, 2012

Asian Salad Recipe

Who loves crispy, crunchy veggies, roasted peanuts and a sweet Asian sesame salad dressing? I thought you might. (I do too!) I also love that this Asian salad recipe is not only one of the tastiest salads ever, it’s also super healthy. Like super crazy healthy.

Asian Salad Recipe

I have confession to make: I’m on a D I E T. I can barely say the words out loud, never mind type those 4 letters together. Over the past year (can you believe it has almost been a whole year!) I’ve been stuffing my face full of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice CreamBacon, Bourbon, Peanut Butter Cookies and Crispy (read: cooked in a pound of butter) Sweet Potato Fritters. My jeans have, much slower than I deserve, been fitting a little more snug.

Asian Salad Recipe

 That’s where this crunchy Asian salad comes in. Its basically come to my rescue. I’ve been eating huge bowls of this salad with a few slices of herb marinated steak or a piece of grilled fish on the side. Or sometimes I’ve eaten every last crunchy delicious bit of this salad all by itself. It’s that tasty.

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4.9 from 14 reviews
Asian Salad Recipe
 
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Super crunchy, crispy and full of delicious flavour. This salad is awesome on its own, brought to a picnic or paired with a piece of grilled steak, chicken or fish.
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Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 2 celery stalks, finely diced
  • ¼ medium red onion, finely diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • Optional: ¼ cup roasted peanuts
  • For the dressing: 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 small clove of garlic, grated (preferably with a microplane)
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  2. Toss all remaining ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Pour over dressing and toss to coat.
  3. That's it, enjoy!

 

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Riley

This looks very yummy! I’ll try it out this week!

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Johanna

Looks delicious! I like your masthead by the way!

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Kristen

Thanks, Johanna!

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Lyndsay

I’m going to make this next week for my wild Rose cleanse. Only a few simple substitutions needed! I can’t wait looks delicious!

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Kristen

You’re brave for doing the Wild Rose. It’s so tough!!

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Calamity Jennie

great photo, and the recipe looks terrific. Can’t wait to give it a try!

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Kristen

Thanks, Jenny!

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Vita @ Juicer Depot

What do you use to chop up all those veggies? I would like to try it, especially with Asian dressing.

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Kristen

Hey Vita,

Just a wooden cutting board and a chef’s knife. Oh, and a grater for the carrot. Since the carrot is the biggest player in the salad it really doesn’t take much to chop the other few veggies :)

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Sarah

Seems like an ideal dish for a picnic. I love getting everyone together for such occasions. This year we decided to go for a picnic to our favorite High Park in Toronto and have a little fun with our children. But now that I’ve read your post I am looking forward to our next picnic in our garden with this Asian salad on the table.

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Kristen

Hey Sarah,

I love picnics too. Always such a great way to spend the afternoon :)

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Ala

Some people get irresistible ice cream cravings, some go crazy for Cocoa Puffs, but my Achilles’ tendon (fortunate or not) is any sesame-based Asian salad. I’m so glad I came across this–it looks absolutely delectable, and I can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing, and good luck on the D-you-know-what!

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Kristen

I wish I craved healthy salads! I do love them but I also really love pork belly and cream and other rich and delicious food :)

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Javelin Warrior

Well, this might be diet food, but it looks incredible – I love the different colors and textures! It’s so inviting… I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution as always). Thank you so much for keeping me inspired with such delicious creations…

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Kristen

You are so welcome! And thank you so much for featuring one of my posts on your Food Fetish Friday!

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Terry

Such gorgeous colors! And it sounds delicious too :)

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Kristen

Thanks, Terry!

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Lyndsay

I have become addicted to this salad! Its so good and dare I say….healthy? Perfect!

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Kristen

I know, right! It’s so easy and tasty and healthy too :)

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Hungry

I want to make it, but will one of you fuckers make it and tell me what the fuck it is like?????????????

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Kristen

How about you make it and tell us what you think of it? I promise you it’s damn delicious

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Sara

Just made this for dinner tonight. Woah. SO good.

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Kristen

That’s so great to hear! Thank you for the feedback :)

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Annie

Just saw this recipe today, I have had Asian inspired recipes in the past but they were made with noodles. I was going to the green grocer today and picked up a few of the ingredients that I was missing. All I can say is this is delicious :-) easy :-)

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Kristen

Enjoy, Annie!!

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Jayme

Thank you so much for this great salad! I’m not a huge fan of sesame oil but I loved the flavors in this recipe. I’m serving it tonight with grilled salmon and broccoli. I will definitely be putting this recipe into my regular rotation. Thanks again!

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Kristen

Thank you so much, Jayme!

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Lanna

The salad looks so yummy! Do you think it would taste good with some red cabbage, napa cabbage and edameme? I’m allergic to carrots so I’m trying to sub in other foods for the ones in the recipe.

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Kristen

Thanks, Lanna!

I definitely think there is a lot of room to experiment with this salad. Use it as a starting point and then add other veggies that you love (and aren’t allergic to!) I think different cabbages and edamame would be delicious :)

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Nancy

I was searching for a simple, Asian-style chopped salad and found your recipe. It looked colorful and since the ingredients were all on hand, I made it immediately … and again the next day! Your recipe is such a keeper. Pinned it to both my Salad board and Healthy Me! board on Pinterest. Thank you.

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John

This was absolutely delicious, was a bit lazy and used pre-roasted(and salted) cashews as I didn’t have raw peanuts to hand but they were a nice substitute. Thanks for the recipe :)

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Lisa

This salad is absolutely amazing. I ate it nonstop for 2 days (made a double batch) and today I am going to make more. It gets even better when it sits in the fridge. Thank you so much for this healthy and lovely dish.

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Evelyn

I just made this with your Bang bang shrimp…..oh my goodness, sooooo good. thank-you!!

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Penelope

I’m making this for the second time this week! It’s amazing, I added red cabbage just so there would be more of it to have throughout the week. Thanks for the great recipe!

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Pat renshaw

Just had this Asian salad for our evening meal with a griddled piece of tuna. I added white cabbage and chopped mango and bean sprouts. It went down a treat and I will definitely make it again, it’s so easy and the vegetables can always be tweaked depending on what you feel like. I would love to know roughly how many calories are in your original salad and dressing.

many thanks Par

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Kristen

Hi Pat,

I really have no idea how many calories are in the dressing but there are lots of calorie/nutrition calculators available online. So happy you liked the recipe!

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Cally

This was absolutely delicious and so easy to make. Added a few salad leaves to bulk it out a little and served it with baked salmon and new potatoes, everyone loved it! Will definately be making again, thanks for the recipie!

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Elke

just had the salad and really liked it. Thank you.

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Caitlin

Made this with grilled chicken and rice noodles for dinner – it was soooo good, and so easy. Bursting with flavour. Thanks for a great recipe!

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