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Asian Chopped Salad Recipe with Sweet Sesame Dressing

Crunchy and bright, Asian Chopped Salad is packed with colorful vegetables and dressed with an addictive sweet sesame vinaigrette. Edamame gives this salad enough protein to make it a hearty vegetarian lunch or side salad for your next Asian-inspired meal.
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Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian, easy salad, summer, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $6.00


  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Salad Bowl


Sweet Sesame Vinaigrette:

  • 3 Tablespoons Cooking Oil (any neutral oil like grapeseed, vegetable, or avocado)
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 2 teaspoons Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated Fresh Ginger

Crunchy Asian Salad:

  • 3 cups Coleslaw Mix
  • 5 cups chopped Baby Spinach
  • 1 cup Shelled Edamame (look for these in the freezer section, defrost before using)
  • 1 cup Shredded Carrots (look for pre-grated carrots or shred them using a box grater)
  • 2 stalks Green Onions / Scallions, chopped
  • 1 3.5 ounce bag Crispy Wontons (look for these in the salad section near croutons)
  • ½ cup Roasted Peanuts
  • White or Black Sesame Seeds (optional)


  • Whisk together all ingredients for the vinaigrette.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine coleslaw mix, baby spinach, shelled edamame, shredded carrots, and green onions.
  • Just before serving, add wontons and peanuts. Pour dressing over top and toss to combine.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if using.


Make Ahead - If meal prepping or making this salad ahead, you can prepare the vinaigrette up to 5 days ahead and store in the refrigerator. The coleslaw mix, spinach, edamame, carrots, and green onions can be prepped and combined up to 3 hours before serving and refrigerated until ready to serve. Wait to add the wontons, peanuts, vinaigrette, and sesame seeds until right before serving.


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 0.02mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 8975IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 3mg