What makes the Best Asian Salad the best? Fresh garden vegetables in a tangy, sweet, and garlicky soy sauce dressing. It really is that simple! The Best Asian Salad is endlessly customizable so it can fit with any diet plan, whether that be vegan, paleo, or Whole30, without losing any of its crisp flavors. Best of all, it only takes 15 minutes and 4 steps to make, so you can be enjoying it in a snap and without breaking a sweat! It’s the best of all worlds!

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For the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup, optional
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 small clove garlic, grated
  • sea salt, to taste

For the salad:

  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 1/4 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, almonds, or cashews, optional


Step 1 –Combine the sesame oil, lemon juice, honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and salt.

Step 2 –In a medium-sized bowl, combine the carrots, red pepper, celery, red onion, cilantro, sesame seeds, and peanuts.

Step 3 –Add the dressing and toss until everything is coated.

Step 4 –Serve!