Asian Chopped Salad with Sriracha Roasted Cashews

This is an older recipe from Foraged Dish and I wanted to give it an update. Same recipe!

Have you tried these cashews yet?

If your answer is yes, you’re probably now thinking, “I should make those again this week.” If your answer is no, what are you doing?! Hop to it!

We joked that I should sell those cashews rather than sharing the recipe … but here we are. And I’m going to give you one more reason to make them yourself: a fresh, crunchy salad that will make a great potluck dish or light lunch.

What’s in the bowl: I used to call this a “slaw,” but that word never quite hit the nail on the head. “Slaw” is short for coleslaw, which is usually a cabbage-based salad dressed with mayo. That’s nowhere near what this salad is. While still a cabbage-based salad, this bowl is also full of other veggies, like bell peppers, carrots, radishes, and bok choy (basically a big bowl of crunch!). Cashews sprinkled on top add to that crunchy, and the whole thing is dressed with an orange-sesame vinaigrette. (I’m crazy about toasted sesame oil, the flavor is out of this world and a little bit goes a long way).

Asian Chopped Salad with Sriracha Roasted Cashews

Published April 16, 2019 by
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Serves: 6   |    Active Time: 20 minutes



Ingredients:


For the salad:
  • 2 cups thinly sliced purple cabbage
  • 1 red pepper, sliced in thin strips strips
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1/2 cup daikon radish, julienned
  • 1 heaping cup bok choy, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup Maple-Orange Sriracha Roasted Cashews
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons minced cilantro

  • For the vinaigrette:
  • Juice from 1 medium orange
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • Directions:

    1. Pour ingredients for vinaigrette in a jar. Place lid on jar, and shake.
    2. Chop vegetables, and place in a large bowl. Drizzle with about 1/3 of the vinaigrette, and toss. Top with cashews.
    3. Serve, adding more vinaigrette to taste.

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    Green Machine Slaw with Ginger Lime Vinaigrette

    Green Machine Slaw with Ginger Lime Vinaigrette

    With toasted slivered almonds, crunchy sugar snap peas, creamy avocado, and bright cucumber, this extraordinarily green slaw is everything you need and more when you're craving a plateful of veggies and something bright. 

    It started as a simple thing -- a slaw to be served under some salmon burgers I've been working on. But then it spiraled out of control: as I drove home, I started to day dream about an everything-green slaw and what all could go into it. Next thing you know, I'm pulling off the thoroughfare and aiming for the closest grocery store to pick up a few things I don't have at home: green onions, limes, and a green bell pepper. 

    Green Machine Slaw with Ginger Lime Vinaigrette
    Green Machine Slaw with Ginger Lime Vinaigrette

    With the color green as my muse, I headed home and immediately started slicing and dicing. The salmon burgers? I'm sure they were fine, but I don't quite remember. It was the slaw that got all of the attention. Dressed in a bright ginger-lime vinaigrette, it was refreshing and bold. Bits of toasted almond added a punch that was rather addicting, and avocado -- well, we all love avocado, don't we? 

    Here's to the color green! It makes for one pretty slaw. 

    Green Machine Slaw with Ginger Lime Vinaigrette
    Green Machine Slaw with Ginger Lime Vinaigrette

    P.S., Every time I post a salad recipe showing this salad bowl, I get asked about the bowl. It is my favorite salad bowl! Mine was a gift, but I've see a very similar one on Amazon (affiliate link!).

    Green Machine Slaw with Ginger Lime Vinaigrette

    Published April 3, 2018 by
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    Serves: 6   |    Total Time: 15 minutes



    Ingredients:

      For the Slaw:
    • 1/2 head savoy cabbage, thinly sliced
    • 1 green bell pepper, cut julienne
    • 1 cucumber
    • 2 green onions
    • 1 cup sugar snap peas, chopped
    • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced (optional)
    • 1 avocado, cubed
    • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
    • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

    • For the Vinaigrette:
    • 1/4 cup lime juice
    • 1/4 cup olive oil 
    • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
    • 1 teaspoon maple syrup 
    • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated on microplane

    Directions:

    1. Place thinly sliced cabbage and sliced bell pepper in large salad bowl.
    2. Cut cucumber on a bias (here’s a video on how to do that), and add to bowl. Then, remove roots and dark green parts form green onions, slice green onions, and add to bowl. Add add optional jalapeño, cubed avocado, minced cilantro, and slivered almonds. Toss salad to combine ingredients.
    3. In a small jar, combine lime juice, olive oil, sesame oil, salt, maple syrup, and grated ginger. Place lid on jar and shake until combined. Pour dressing over salad and toss until everything is coated. Serve.

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    Jicama-Pineapple Slaw with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

    Jicama Slaw with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

    Are you ever so brain dead after work that you pull into your drive way and realize you just listened to the public radio pledge drive the whole way home? Or worse, a solid 20 minutes of commercials? And by listen, I mean you actually heard every word...you just couldn't think enough to care or change the station? This is me, all the time.

    On the other hand, some days I get in the car and hear the news start, and immediately have to just turn it off. No more words, too many words! Peace and quiet is all I can handle on those days.  

    These are the days I want to come home to dinner already prepped and ready to go: zero effort, just delicious satisfaction on a plate so that I can do nothing more than relax. 

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    Lately, we've been getting home pretty late, after we manage to leave the office and hit the gym. Like 8:30pm. When I get home at 8:30pm, the last thing I want to do is cook dinner... By the time 9pm hits, I'd rather be in bed than pulling something from the oven or dishing something onto a plate! 

    Jicama-Pineapple Slaw with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

    Anyways, it's made me want to start planning ahead of time, by loading up the slow cooker with Korean Pork or Enchilada Beef in the morning. When I'm doing really well, I'll even prep a side dish while I'm making breakfast or packing lunches--something that will stay fresh if it's stored in the fridge all day. This Jicama-Pineapple Slaw is perfect for these days, because the jicama and carrots stay crisp and fresh long after you put everything together. 

    You can eat this slaw as a topping for tacos or taco bowls, but you can also just eat it as a salad. Make a big batch! You'll save yourself chopping and planning the next day. 

    Jicama-Pineapple Slaw with Honey Lime Vinaigrette
    Jicama-Pineapple Slaw with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

    Jicama-Pineapple Slaw with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

    Paleo, Primal, Grain-Free    |       |    Print This Recipe

    This slaw works as a topping for tacos or as a salad on it’s own.

    Serves: 6   |    Total Time:



    Ingredients:

    • 1 Jicama (2 cups, chopped into matchsticks)
    • 3 large carrots (1 cup chopped into matchsticks)
    • 1 mandarin orange or tangerine, cut into wedges
    • 1/2 cup pineapple, diced
    • 1/2 cup minced cilantro
    • 1 small jalapeño (or 1/2 large jalapeño), cut into thin slices
    • Juice from 1 lime
    • 1 1/2 tablespoon honey
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • Dash paprika
    • Dash granulated garlic (garlic powder)
    • Salt & pepper

    Directions:

    1. Toss jicama, carrots, orange wedges, diced pineapple, jalapeño and cilantro in a salad bow.
    2. Then, whisk together lime juice, honey, olive oil, paprika, granulated garlic, and a dash each of salt & pepper.
    3. Drizzle dressing over vegetables, and took until coated.
    4. Store in airtight salad until you are ready to eat! Stays good for 3-5 days in the fridge.

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