Asian Chopped Salad

I just love salads of all kinds.  I eat them all year long.  My husband made this Asian Chopped Salad this weekend and it was a huge hit.  I can see it going in our regular rotation.   This recipe makes a lot, so it would be great for parties.  For the dressing, he slightly tweaked our Thai Peanut Sauce recipe and it came out great!  If you love salads too, you may also like this post.  I also have a post filled with salad dressing recipes that is worth checking out.

Asian Chopped Salad with Cashews - My Whole Food Life

If you are avoiding soy, you can use green peas instead of the edamame.  I also think toasting the cashews would give them an extra punch of flavor.  This salad is vegan and gluten free.

Asian Chopped Salad

Yields 8 servings

Asian Chopped Salad

Perfect for parties. This salad feeds a crowd!

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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    For the salad:
  • 1 head lettuce, chopped (I used green leaf lettuce)
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 purple cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups edamame or green peas
  • 1 cup carrots, cut into ribbons or shredded
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/3 cup + 1 T unsalted peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 T soy sauce, Bragg's aminos or coconut aminos
  • 2 T lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced


  1. In a large bowl , mix together the salad ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl , mix the dressing ingredients.
  3. Pour the dressing onto the salad and toss well.


This salad should keep for at least 4 days in the fridge. If you want it to last longer, you can keep the dressing separate from the salad. Enjoy!



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14 thoughts to “Asian Chopped Salad”

  1. How does this only take ten minutes prep? I was chopping for over a half hour. :-(Once I finally made it it was yummy and colorful and wonderful. Thank you :)

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