Asian Salad

asian salad

5 from 2 reviews

Asian Salad with red cabbage, lettuce, edamame beans, cilantro and easy homemade dressing. It is crunchy, fresh and exotic salad recipe that takes 20 minutes and can be made ahead. It literally goes with everything!

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • 2 cups iceberg or Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 red, yellow or orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded or julienned
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups edamame beans, shelled

Asian Salad Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (I used Bragg liquid aminos)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced


  1. In small bowl, add soy sauce, maple syrup, vinegar, olive oil, sesame oil, sesame seeds, garlic, ginger and whisk with a fork. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add frozen edamame, cover with hot water and set aside.
  3. In a large salad bowl, add lettuce, cabbage, bell pepper, carrots, onion and cilantro.
  4. Drain edamame beans and add to the bowl with other veggies.
  5. Pour dressing over salad and toss well.
  6. Serve with chicken breast, turkey burgers or meatballs.

Store: You can store salad leftovers for up to 48 hours without salad becoming soggy.

Make Ahead: Refrigerate bowl with veggies covered for up to 2 days. Salad dressing can be made for up to 7 days in advance and refrigerated. Combine everything before serving.


  • You can find shelled edamame beans in a bag in frozen section of most supermarkets.
  • If you have fresh edamame, no need to place in hot water.
  • This salad is highly customizable and can be made with less or more veggies listed.
  • You can also add cucumber, bean sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower or zucchini.
  • Add cooked noodles like whole wheat spaghetti or any shape pasta. Or make quinoa salad with cooked quinoa.
  • Add leftover chicken breast to make chicken chopped salad.

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