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Recipe: Chinese salad

Eating Right | Recipes | September 28, 2020
Chinese chopped salad
This easy, crunchy veggie-based salad makes a great entree or side dish for lunch or dinner.

If you're craving something crunchy, try this Chinese salad with napa cabbage, carrots, almonds and chow mein noodles. You can keep it all veggies or add chicken to round out the protein level.

8 servings



  • 1 head of napa cabbage Or bok choy
  • 3 bunches of scallions
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 medium white radish/daikon
  • 2-4 Tablespoons slivered almonds
  • ¾ cup chow mein noodles

Peppery Dressing:

  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar or vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili oil or spicy stir fry sauce


Place chopped/shredded cabbage and slice scallions in large bowl. Shred carrots and Chinese radish and place into large bowl with cabbage and green onion. Toast slivered almonds in a skillet over medium-low heat for a few minutes, being careful not to burn almonds. Combine remaining ingredients and toss.  

In a small bowl stir together the rice wine vinegar (or vinegar), hoisin sauce, sesame oil and chili oil/spicy stir fry sauce. Cover and chill till serving time.  

Dressing can be self-served or tossed with salad. 

Nutrition Facts (per serving):  80 calories, 10g carbs, 3.5g total fat, 210mg sodium, 2g fiber, 3g protein

From Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute.

Reviewed by PeaceHealth dietitians and nutritionists

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