cashew crunch salad with sesame dressing

Cashew Crunch Salad with Sesame Dressing – this is the healthy summer recipe that makes me ACTUALLY WANT TO EAT A SALAD.

cashew crunch salad with sesame dressing

INGREDIENTS
For the Salad:
  1. 1/2 head of green cabbage, finely shredded
  2. 1/2 head of purple cabbage, finely shredded
  3. 2 cups carrots, matchstick-cut or shredded
  4. 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  5. 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  6. 2 cups cooked edamame (see notes)
  7. 1–2 cup roasted cashews (see notes)
  8. 2 cups crunchy chow mein noodles
  9. chicken, shrimp, or any other protein you like

Dressing:
  1. 1/4 cup olive oil (you can use any other oil as well)
  2. 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  3. 2 tablespoons sesame oil – very important for flavor!
  4. 2 tablespoons sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. a few shakes of garlic powder

optional: 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or mayo (more or less to taste)

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Shake the dressing ingredients up in a jar until smooth. Add the Greek yogurt or mayo (optional – just makes it more creamy) and shake again until smooth. YUM.