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Cashew Crunch Salad-3

Cashew Crunch Salad with Sesame Dressing


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x

Description

This Cashew Crunch Salad is loaded up with crunchy veg, chow mein noodles, edamame, and roasted cashews and it’ll make you ACTUALLY WANT TO EAT A SALAD. And the sesame dressing – OMG!


Ingredients

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For the Salad:

  • 1/2 head of green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1/2 head of purple cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 cups carrots, matchstick-cut or shredded
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 2 cups cooked edamame (see FAQs)
  • 12 cup roasted cashews (see notes)
  • 2 cups crunchy chow mein noodles (optional)
  • chicken, shrimp, or any other protein you like

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil (you can use any other oil as well)
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oilvery important for flavor!
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • a few shakes of garlic powder
  • optional: 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or mayo (more or less to taste – this changes it from a vinaigrette to more of a creamy dressing)

Instructions

  1. Shake the dressing ingredients up in a jar until smooth. Add the Greek yogurt or mayo (if using) and shake again until smooth. YUM.
  2. Toss all the salad ingredients together. Drizzle with dressing and serve!

Notes

Cashews: I like this salad with regular roasted cashews – I also love it with those hot, flavor-loaded Thai-spiced cashews from ALDI!

Dressing: You can easily omit the Greek yogurt or mayo to keep this a vegan / dairy free salad! The dressing will be a little less thick (more like a vinaigrette), but it’s still totally delicious. For a creamy dairy-free alternative, you could try miso! To make this gluten free, leave out the chow mein noodles.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Chop
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired

Keywords: cashew crunch salad, asian salad, sesame dressing, cashew salad