The BEST Asian Chopped Salad w/ Cabbage

Crunchy, crisp, refreshing and delicious – the best Asian Salad with homemade sesame ginger Asian Dressing topped with honey roasted peanuts and wonton strips! 

You won’t be able to stop eating this delicious explosion of tasty flavors on your tongue. It’s refreshing, satisfying, sweet and savory—the best Asian Salad!

Asian Chopped Salad – Delicious & Refreshing!

Have you ever made an Asian Chopped Salad? It is chockfull of healthy and vibrant vegetables, topped with crispy, just-right indulgent wonton strips, and coated in the most delicious sesame ginger Asian Salad dressing!

What combo could be better? Not one I can think of! (Alright, I’m a bit too excited about today’s Asian Salad recipe, forgive me.) 😉

It’s just, once you taste the fantastic blend of fresh veggies, sweet & savory dressing, and tasty honey roasted peanuts, you’ll wonder why you never made this exact recipe before.

(Okay, fine, it’s brand spanking new, that’s why… heehee.)

Ready to try your new favorite salad recipe? Let’s make this!

Asian Salad ingredients organized on a table with labels

What Goes in Asian Salad

One of my favorite things about this salad is the spectacular rainbow of fresh ingredients it’s made with. Here’s what goes in an Asian Salad:

  • Napa cabbage & Red cabbage – I love using a combo of the two to add to the colorful abundance of this salad
  • Carrot – just the right amount of carrot to add natural sweetness
  • Fresh cilantro – fragrant and fresh, this is one of the key ingredients
  • Celery – while not a big fan of celery, I have to say it does add a nice, juicy crunch
  • Edamame – it’s super easy to pick up this protein-packed superfood in the frozen aisle, then heat and cool for this salad
  • Asian Salad Dressing – make one batch of my delicious dressing and you won’t ever go back to store-bought
  • Fried wonton strips – you can use as much or as little as you’d like of this topping
  • Honey roasted peanuts – this topping adds a delightful sweetness
  • Green onions

Craving more Asian-inspired meals? Then you have to try my crowd-pleasing Ramen Noodle Salad.

Asian salad prepared chopped vegetables in glass mixing bowl

How to Make an Asian Salad

Prepare the Asian Salad Dressing

First things first, make a batch of my favorite Asian Salad Dressing.

Then, seal it up in an airtight container in the fridge while you prep the rest of the Asian Salad.

Asian chopped salad ingredients arranged in bowl to showcase each ingredient

Chop the Vegetables

Next, wash and pat dry all the vegetables.

Then, slice both the Napa cabbage and red cabbage into strips and place it into a large mixing bowl.

After, grate the carrots, chop the cilantro and dice the celery.

Now add all of these beautiful ingredients to the large mixing bowl.

How to make an Asian Salad – sprinkling fried wonton strips over salad ingredients

Add Asian Salad Toppings

Next, add the delicious salad toppings. The wonton strips add an incredible crunch.

Photo showing How to make an Asian Salad – sprinkling chopped honey peanuts over salad

Then, sprinkle in some chopped honey roasted peanuts. You can use regular peanuts, but honey roasted adds a tasty sweetness.

Two photos showing How to make this recipe – adding chopped green onions as topping

Finally, top with chopped green onions for a tasty, mild onion kick.

Asian sesame ginger dressing poured over chopped cabbage, green onions, edamame

Drizzle & toss!

Here, you can pour the entire batch of Asian salad dressing over the salad. Or, you can use as little as you’d like.

Then, grab some salad tongs and toss the salad. Serve & enjoy!

How Do You Make Asian Salad Dressing?

Asian salad dressing is as easy as throwing a few ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisking.

To make the dressing, head on over to my Asian Salad Dressing recipe.

hand pouring white jar of dressing over chopped vegetables

How Many Calories in an Asian Salad?

Each serving of this salad is about 1/10 of the entire recipe. For that serving size, here are the nutritional facts:

  • Calories: 142 
  • Fat: 10.2g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Sodium: 101.8mg
  • Sugar: 5.4g
  • Protein: 3.9g
close up of fried wonton strips, chopped green onions, cilantro, cabbage, carrots and more in bowl

What to Serve with Asian Salad?

One of the funnest parts of making an Asian Salad? Figuring out what to serve it with! Here are some of my suggestions:


Try making a batch of quinoa, brown rice, or egg noodles to go on the side. You can reserve some of the dressing and toss the grains with it for added flavor.


Make a batch of your favorite protein to add to the salad or on the side. My favorites: grilled tofu and tempeh.

An Entrée

I love pairing light and fresh recipes like today’s salad recipe with something more indulgent like a mushroom quesadilla, garlic toast, fried rice, or pesto pasta.

More Veggies

I love having what Erik calls my “Veggie Buffet” for dinner. Try this salad with spicy ‘n sweet honey sriracha brussel sprouts, soy sauce-infused blistered green beans, or these hearty hasselback sweet potatoes.

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Thank You!

Let me just take a second to thank you for stopping by. 🙂 I simply love chopping, mixing, and experimenting with all the fun ingredients in our kitchens together. Can’t wait til the next one…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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The BEST Asian Chopped Salad w/ Cabbage

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Crunchy, crisp, refreshing and delicious – the best Asian Salad with homemade sesame ginger Asian Dressing topped with honey roasted peanuts and wonton strips!



Asian Salad Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Asian Salad Dressing – use as much as you’d like, I used the full recipe
  • ½ head Napa cabbage
  • ¼ head red cabbage
  • 1 large carrot
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, destemmed
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 ¼ cups edamame – shelled, cooked, and cooled

Salad Topping

  • ½1 cup fried wonton strips, depending on your crunch preference – I used 1 cup
  • ¼ cup honey roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped


  1. Make 1 batch of Asian Salad Dressing. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. Wash and pat dry all vegetables. Slice Napa cabbage and red cabbage into ¼” inch strips. Peel, then grate the carrot into thin strips or ribbons, about ¼” thick. Add cabbage and carrots to bowl.
  3. Roughly chop cilantro. Dice celery. Add cilantro, celery, and edamame to bowl.
  4. Top with wonton strips, peanuts and green onions.
  5. Drizzle Asian Salad Dressing over the salad, to taste. Toss to combine. Serve and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes, Salads
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Asian

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  1. This was so good with a perfect mix of fresh and sweet and crunchy. I made your Asian dressing too and it was fab. Thank you!

  2. The Best! We’ve made it numerous times and love it more and more every time! Super crunchy and your Asian Salad dressing is our favourite ever!

  3. Love the recipe!!! will be making this really soon, love salads and the ginger dressing looks yummy. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Oooh, you had me at the homemade sesame ginger dressing. The flavors sound absolutely fantastic and such a wonderful variety of colors too.