Well, if you are anything like me you are always looking for that yummy lunch to turn to that takes minimal effort. This quick and delicious crunchy Asian salad is just that! Most of the ingredients for this Asian style salad you can buy already pre-prepped at the store making this the perfect quick light meal.
About this Crunchy Asian Salad
This Asian style salad is something to look forward to mid day that brings you joy just thinking about it.
I love simple and easy dishes that anyone can make and that taste great! I also love meals that I can basically just assemble and they are ready in minutes, taste great and are good for me.
This easy Asian salad is all of those things.
The ingredients you will need for this Asian Style Salad:
- A bag of shredded cabbage (coleslaw mix)
- Pre-washed and ready baby spinach
- Slivered or sliced almonds
- Crunchy wonton noodles (like the kind in the Chinese restaurants)
- Soy sauce
- Sesame oil
This crunchy Asian salad takes 5 minutes (mostly the dressing.) It can be assembled ahead of time to have all week long whether at work or at home.
The Asian dressing for this salad is also so good! I actually think the lettuce is merely a vehicle to eat this amazing dressing 🙂
The steps to make this Crunchy Asian Salad:
- Grab all of your salad ingredients (except your crunchy wonton noodles) and place in a large bowl.
- Mix them well.
- Next make your dressing.
- Pour some of your dressing over your salad and toss to coat.
- Top your salad with the crunchy wonton noodles.
Taking this easy Asian salad to go
I love making this for my lunch in the office. The dressing does need to be refrigerated.
To make this for your work lunch just mix all the ingredients together except the dressing. Pour your dressing into a separate container with a tight fitting lid.
When ready to eat, add your dressing to your salad and toss well.
Some great additions to this easy Asian style salad:
This salad has lots of great ingredients, many that are really healthy like the spinach, cabbage and nuts. You can make this an even more nutritious meal by adding in some sliced mandarins or oranges, sliced tomatoes or even some cold ramen noodles.
Want to make this Asian salad even easier:
You can make this dish even easier by buying pre-mixed Asian salad lettuce bags at the store but just ditch their dressing 😉
Need a more substantial salad but love these flavors:
If you are looking for a delicious Asian style salad that is equally easy to make but more substantial, you may like my Asian chicken salad. It has some of the same ingredients and some new additions and it makes use of store bought rotisserie chicken for added protein. It is delicious!
For more delicious Asian inspired recipes:
Miso Rubbed Broccolini with Asian Dipping Sauce
Thai Lettuce Wraps (Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe)
Quick and Easy Crunchy Asian Salad
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- 8 oz bag of shredded cabbage usually one small bag
- 1 bag chopped romaine lettuce or 1 head of romaine lettuce chopped
- ¼ cup of slivered almonds
- 3 tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds I buy these in a container already toasted and ready to eat
- 1 package of crunchy wonton noodles.
- Ingredients for dressing:
- 1 cup of mayonnaise or substitute lowfat yogurt
- ¼ cup of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of toasted sesame oil optional
- Water to thin out if necessary I add 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches the perfect creamy consistency.
- On a large platter, empty the coleslaw bag and baby spinach on to the platter, tossing it all together until evenly mixed. Now add your crunchy wontons.
- Sprinkle your sesame seeds over top.
- Next, place your slivered almonds in a small pan over medium heat for 5 minutes tossing occasionally to get them lightly toasted. Remove from heat let cool. Time saver tip: You can save yourself time and buy already toasted almonds!
- For the dressing, in a medium bowl, mix together the Mayonnaise (or low fat plain yogurt), soy sauce and toasted sesame oil. If the dressing seems too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until it reaches a desired consistency.
- Next, take your almonds and add that to your salad. Drizzle your salad with a little bit (or a lot) of your dressing.
- Serve the salad with the extra chow mein noodles and remaining dressing on the side.
Nutrition Values are estimates only.See full nutrition disclaimer here
Was really delicious
Very delicious! Added some sliced chicken for protein and it was perfect. Thank you