10 Asian-Inspired Salads

October 17, 2014

We have yet to meet a salad we won’t dig our forks into. Cobb, Casear, kale, we love them all. When the lunch bell rings, we cobble together bits and pieces from the fridge, searching for inspiration along the way, in an attempt to achieve salad bowl bliss.

But sometimes we’re all out of ideas. We need something more -- a kick of something unexpected. Asian flavors are a great way to turn a simple salad into something else entirely. Ingredients like ginger, sesame oil, miso, and soy sauce can take a big bowl of vegetables to the next level and make salads exciting again. Here are 10 recipes to get you going:

Sesame Peanut Cucumber Salad by Bob Vivant

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Citrus Ginger Tofu Salad with Buckwheat Soba Noodles by Poppies and Papayas


Lacinato Kale and Mint Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing by dymnyno


Ginger Miso Salad by TheSkinnyGoose


Chinese Broccoli Salad with Sesame Sriracha Dressing by Pinch&Swirl


Jeffery Alford and Naomi Duguid's Luang Prabang Fusion Salad by Genius Recipes


Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Miso Ginger Dressing by Weird & Ravenous


Snow Pea Cabbage and Mizuna Salad with Marinated and Seared Tempeh by Gena Hamshaw


Yam Khai Dao Fried Egg Salad by JJ Goode


Thai Portobello Salad with Herbs and Snow Peas by CarolineWright 

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Sheela Prakash is a food and wine writer, recipe developer, and the author of Salad Seasons: Vegetable-Forward Dishes All Year and Mediterranean Every Day: Simple, Inspired Recipes for Feel-Good Food. Her writing and recipes can be found in numerous online and print publications, including Kitchn, Epicurious, Food52, Serious Eats, Tasting Table, The Splendid Table, Simply Recipes, Culture Cheese Magazine, Clean Plates, and Slow Food USA. She received her master's degree from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy, holds Level 2 and Level 3 Awards in Wines from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), graduated from New York University's Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, and is also a Registered Dietitian.


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martel A. October 17, 2014
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