This Asian Chopped Salad with Napa Cabbage and Peanut Dressing, is loaded with healthy, crunchy veggies, peanuts, and edamame. Top it off with this tangy peanut dressing for a nourishing lunch or dinner.

Crunchy Asian Chopped SaladI would have posted this recipe for Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad with Peanut Dressing sooner, but the dog ate the peanuts.

This guy.

My Sweet Labradoodle // The Spicy RDPlease don’t let him fool you…I know he looks all sweet and innocent, but he’s really sneaky!

By the way, he also ate the chocolate covered macadamia nuts I brought back from Hawaii.

Or, at least he licked the chocolate off, and left a pile of macadamia nuts on my bedroom floor.

Did you know macadamia nut oil stains your rug BRIGHT yellow?

I know now.

Anyways, back to this yummy, super healthy Asian Chopped Salad, that I know you’re going to love!

It was inspired by a salad I had at my in-laws house.  One of the guests brought it, and it was so fresh, flavorful, and crunchy, I just knew I had to re-create it with my own twist which included swapping out the green cabbage for Napa cabbage, and adding in some crunchy radishes.

Asian Cabbage Salad Ingredients // The Spicy RD

Crunchy Asian Chopped Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing // The Spicy RDBlue polished nails are a must for tossing!

Speaking of crunchy radishes, did you know that I just found out after 13 years of marriage that Mr. Spicy loves radishes???  I’ve been trying to buy them more since I found out.  There’s true love for you 🙂

Ok ,ok…Enough lovey dovey stuff.

Here’s the recipe…

Asian Chopped Salad

Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad with Peanut Dressing

This Asian Chopped Salad with Napa Cabbage and Peanut Dressing, is loaded with healthy, crunchy veggies, peanuts, and edamame. Top it off with this tangy peanut dressing for a nourishing lunch or dinner.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 main servings or 8 side servings

Ingredients

Peanut Dressing

  • 3/4 cup high oleic sunflower seed or other neutral tasting oil
  • 1/4 rice wine vinegar
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or gluten-free tamari, or to taste

Salad

  • 2 cups chopped Napa cabbage
  • 2 cups chopped red cabbage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped red peppers
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped radishes
  • 1 cup shelled and cooked organic edamame
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup peanut dressing or more to taste

Instructions

  • Make the dressing by combining all the ingredients in a high speed blender, and blend until smoothy and creamy. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Chop/cut the cabbage, carrots, red peppers. cilantro, and radishes, and place them in a large serving bowl. Add the edamame and peanuts, and toss well to combine.
  • Add 1/2 cup {or more to taste} of the dressing to the salad and mix well before serving, or serve the dressing on the side ~ 2 tablespoons dressing per 2 cups salad. You will probably have dressing left over.

Notes

This Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad is so versatile...
  • Don't eat soy?  Omit edamame and add more peanuts. Oh, yeah!
  • Don't eat peanuts? Omit peanuts {and peanut butter from dressing} and add more edamame or other nuts.
  • Don't eat peanut or soy?  Add more yummy crunchy veggies!!!
  • Loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, and fiber from all the veggies, this salad will fill you up, without filling you out!

Nutrition

Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 36g | Sodium: 149mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegan
Keyword chopped salad recipe, easy chopped salad recipe, peanut dressing salad, vegan chopped salad
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Crunchy Asian Chopped Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing // The Spicy RDEat your Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad with chopsticks or a fork.  Your choice.

You may even want to jump on the “Salad-in-a-Jar” trend and take it to work.  Just bring the dressing on the side, so your salad doesn’t get soggy…

Crunchy Asian Chopped Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing in a Jar // The Spicy RD

Let’s Chat!

What summer salads have you been craving lately? Have you jumped on the Salad-in-a-Jar trend? Do you have a sneaky dog like me???