Asian Spring Slaw Salad

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Right around March, my body starts craving fresh, raw veggies. We are pretty seasonal eaters in our house, so with the winter comes less variety to my veggie rotation – and I think that is a good thing. Cooked veggies (with friendly fats like butter) are easier on our guts to digest, and it is good to give our bodies a break from foods while we rotate with the seasons! Come spring – bring on the salads…especially this Asian salad.

Asian Spring Slaw Salad3

While I am still a good couple months away from fresh salad greens in my garden, I do have access to some nice late winter and early spring vegetables that make a really great raw “slaw” type salad. Just a simple julienne peeler is all you need (the spiralizers work too if you have one) and you will have colorful strips of veggie that really feel like a noodle indulgence.

Asian Spring Slaw Salad

I am a big-time Asian cuisine fan and a couple of years ago I put a twist on my Thai peanut sauce and made a salad dressing – it is one of my favorites and it really dresses up this slaw type salad so nice!

This salad makes a fantastic lunch since it is filled with satiating friendly fat from the dressing. You can add chopped nuts/seeds or chicken/tuna to your bowl for added protein if you want as well.

Asian Salad for spring

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5 from 1 vote

Asian Salad

A perfect spring salad!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salads and Dressings
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asian salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 324kcal
Author: Renee

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots julienne, peeled
  • ½ daikon radish julienne, peeled
  • 1 cucumber julienne, peeled
  • ¼ head purple cabbage sliced thin
  • 2-3 stalks green onions chopped
  • 1 cup Asian dressing or to taste
  • red pepper flakes optional garnish
  • sesame seeds optional garnish
  • watercress optional garnish

Instructions

  • Put the dressing in the bottom of your salad bowl.
  • Add the veggies and toss with the dressing.
  • Add your garnishes if you want!
  • Note – the salt in the dressing will pull the moisture from the veggies over time – if you are packing it up ahead of time it would be a good idea to pack the dressing separately and add it to the salad upon eating.

Notes

Green cabbage works as a substitute for purple cabbage.

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 537mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 116.3% | Vitamin C: 54% | Calcium: 7.2% | Iron: 7.3%


Renee

Renee

Renee is wife and mama of 3 with one sweet babe in heaven. After years of taking back her own health that started with hormone and gut issues in her teens and 20's, she has a very deep, personal passion for helping people take baby steps to healed guts, functioning minds, balanced hormones, and solid health. She is convinced that even though we live in, and possibly grew up in a highly processed food world, that nourishing the body with traditional foods in every season of life is possible, and is vital to taking back health. She blogs at Raising Generation Nourished
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