The super easy raw Asian salad. Vegan. Gluten free.

This is one of my all-time favorite salads ever. But the trade off is that your kitchen will be quite messy due to the prep work but in the long run… it’s totally worth it! If you prefer, check your local market for sliced/chopped veggies that would make this recipe prep faster/easier.

I’ve been on a mission to eat as many different veggies and fruits in each meal I make. This one is packed with tons of veggies and the flavor – perfection! So less chatting and more sharing… can’t wait to hear what you think! Please leave me a comment if you make this salad. And please know that this dish makes a ton! Perfect for a big family gathering or as a meal prep on the weekend for the week. Please note if you wish to meal prep this salad for the week – prepare and store the dressing in a separate container and dress when needed.


4 tbl of rice vinegar
4 tbl of liquid aminos or soy sauce
2 tbl of tahini paste
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1-2 larger mandarin orange segments, peel and set aside
1 larger nub of fresh ginger, peeled and grated finely
1 tsp of chili paste
3 cups of Napa cabbage, finely chopped
3 cups of red cabbage
1 cup of shelled edamame, I used frozen and defrosted
1 bag (about 2 cups) of shredded carrots
1 lb of Brussels Sprouts finely grated or sliced on a mandolin
2 large red bell peppers, sliced into small pieces
1/2 to 1 cup of dry roasted organic peanuts or Marcona almonds
4 green onions, finely chopped
Garnish: 2 tbl black sesame seeds


Into a very large bowl, add your rice vinegar, aminos, tahini paste & syrup. Whisk to combine. Then add your remaining ingredients. I used a mandolin to slice the cabbages and Brussels sprouts for really thin slices. Toss to coat prior to serving. Enjoy!

This salad is the perfect summer lunch or dinner idea. Again: If you wish, you can always add the dressing ingredients to a Mason jar and keep separate if you aren’t eating that day. Just dress prior to serving. Enjoy!

— Knead to Cook

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