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Crispy Asian Inspired Salad |

Crunchy Asian Salad

  • Author: Taming of the Spoon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x



For the dressing

  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon Italian dressing mix
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup good quality olive oil

For the salad

  • Broccoli slaw
  • Shredded carrots
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sliced almonds or chopped cashew nuts
  • Shredded rotisserie chicken
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped avocados
  • Steamed edamame, shelled
  • 1 package of ramen noodles, uncooked, noodles broken apart, and flavor packet discarded


For the dressing

  1. Put all the dressing ingredients into a jar, screw on cap tightly, and shake vigorously until everything is incorporated.

For the salad

  1. Mix desired amounts of vegetables, sunflower seeds, nuts, etc. together in a large bowl. Add dressing to taste (you want to flavor the salad but not drown the vegetables). Toss. Add the ramen noodles. Toss again and serve immediately so the noodles stay crunchy.


Broccoli slaw can be found at most grocery stores. It is usually in the same section as the pre-packaged salads. I also use pre-shredded cabbage which is available in the same section.

You can buy pre-shredded carrots or shred your own with a food processor, a sharp knife, or this handy tool.