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Asian Salad

This Asian Salad is easy to make with fresh and crispy veggies and makes the perfect lunch or healthy side dish for summer barbecues, picnics and potlucks. The cilantro lime vinaigrette is light, refreshing and made with simple pantry ingredients.

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword asian salad, easy low carb dinner, healthy side dish, keto, paleo, salad side dish, whole30
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 47 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Napa or Green cabbage , shredded; or 2 bags of your favorite coleslaw mix
  • 2 cups red cabbage , shredded
  • 1 large carrot , grated or julienne
  • 3 green onions , thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • sliced almonds , for garnish

ADDITIONAL SERVING / GARNISH OPTIONS:

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • toasted sesame seeds , for garnish
  • 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken , optional

Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce , OR 1/2 teaspoon Trader Joe's Mushroom & Company All Purpose Mushroom Seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger , grated or minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes , optional
  • 1/2 tablespoon low carb / Whole30 liquid sweetener of your choice
  • 1-2 tablespoons tahini OR nut butter , optional for a creamy dressing

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the two cabbage and grated carrots.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.
  3. Pour the desired amount of dressing over salad and toss to combine. Place in the fridge for about 10-20 minutes for flavors to meld.
  4. Right before serving, fold in green onions, cilantro and almonds. Add optional toppings as desired.

  5. Best enjoyed immediately or on the same day.

Recipe Notes

* Nutritional info is calculated without the cooked chicken or nut buttter. 

If including chicken, the macros would be:

65 calories, 4g Protein, 2g Fat

Nutrition Facts
Asian Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.