Chopped Asian Salad With Garlic Lime Dressing

August 26, 2022
My friend was house-sitting last weekend and she asked me to come keep her company, so we made plans at the very last minute. I always like to bring or prepare lunch to enjoy together, but I didn’t have time to make anything, and I didn’t want to make a mess in a stranger's kitchen. I took the easy route and grabbed a pre-packaged bag of salad and some frozen spring rolls on my way. I usually don’t buy anything that’s already prepared because I know how cost-effective it is to make most things myself, but this was a special occasion. I loved the salad and used it as an inspiration to make my own once I got back home.

The base of this salad is made up of two different cabbages and some kale, rather than just standard lettuce. The cabbage makes for a cooling and perfectly crunchy salad, and it brings a bunch of detoxifying properties to the table. I tossed it together with some scallions and garlic lime dressing to brighten up the flavors. This is the perfect salad to serve alongside some gyoza or dumplings.
chopped asian salad in a white bowl against a brown and black background

Chopped Asian Salad With Garlic Lime Dressing

Recipe Type: Detox Salads
utensils YIELDS 3–4 servings
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  • For the salad:
  • 1 1/2 cup purple cabbage, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup green cabbage, chopped
  • 2 cups kale, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cup scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crushed or slivered almonds
  • For the dressing:
  • 2 tbsp liquid aminos
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 1 inch knob fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Stir in:
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
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1. Add all ingredients for the salad to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. (I used a food processor to blitz the cabbage and carrots to save time chopping.) Set aside.

2. Add all of the ingredients for the dressing to a blender and blend until smooth.

3. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well to coat.

4. Stir in the sesame seeds and serve.

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Photo: Lauren Sacerdote

Lauren is a homebody who likes to spend time with her cat, explore new ideas in the kitchen, relax in the sun with a good book, and promote healthy living to friends and family.


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