Vegan Asian Salad

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This creamy vegan Asian Salad is so flavorful and vibrant.  It is made with thinly sliced Romaine heart, crunchy cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, marinated Soy Curls, cilantro, green onion, and peanuts, and tossed with a creamy homemade vegan Asian salad dressing.

Vegan Asian Salad

I have been making lots of salads lately, like my Cajun Tofu Salad, Spring Mix Salad, and Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad. These loaded salads are very nutritious, incredibly delicious, and they leave me feeling satisfied; it is just way too hot to be cooking multiple dishes, never mind anything involving a stove. Serve this hearty salad alone, with rice, or with quinoa. 

vegan asian salad in a white bowl tossed with creamy vegan asian salad dressing on a grey background with stacked white plates and salad dressing container in the background

Ingredients For Vegan Asian Salad

The Soy Curls

  • Soy Curls
  • Braggs Liquid Aminos/Soy Sauce
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sesame Oil
  • Ginger 
  • Garlic

The Salad

  • Romaine Hearts or Napa Cabbage
  • Green Cabbage
  • Red Cabbage
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Green Onion
  • Chopped Peanuts

Overlay of asian salad ingredients, cabbages thinly sliced, romaine lettuce, marinade, on cutting board

How To Prepare Vegan Asian Salad?

Prepare The Soy Curls

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, use cooking spray or brush with oil. Set aside.
  2. To prepare the soy curls, soak in warm water for 10 minutes to rehydrate. 
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, coconut sugar, lemon juice, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic. 
  4. Drain soy curls using a colander and press to drain excess.
  5.  Transfer soy curls to a bowl and toss with the marinade. You can also allow the soy curls to soak for about 10 minutes for additional flavor, but this is optional.
  6. Transfer soy curls to the baking sheet in a single layer, and bake for about 30-40 minutes until golden brown and crispy on the edges, turning halfway. 
  7. Soy curls can also be sauteed in a skillet with oil on medium-high until golden brown.
  8. Set cooked soy curls aside and allow them to cool.

To Assemble Asian Salad

Arrange Romaine hearts, cabbages, carrots, bell pepper, and cooked soy curls in bowls. Garnish with cilantro, green onion, and peanuts. Drizzle with my or your favorite Asian Salad Dressing and serve. 

Chef’s Tips:

  • If Napa cabbage isn’t available at your local grocery store, you can find it at most Asian supermarkets. If you still cannot find any, substitute with finely sliced Romaine lettuce.
  • Other ingredients to add are water chestnut, shredded snow peas, snap peas, edamame, sesame seeds, and bean sprouts.
  • Bake soy curls for longer if you want it more crispy. 

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Nutrition

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Per serving

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Energy: 350 kcal / 1463 kJ
Fat: 19 g
Protein: 9 g
Carbs: 29 g

Cooking Time

Preparation: 20 min
Cooking: 40 min
Ready in: 1 h
For: 4 Servings

Ingredients

Marinade

Salad

Instructions

To Prepare The Soy Curls

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, use cooking spray or brush with oil. Set aside.
  2. To prepare the soy curls, soak in warm water for 10 minutes to rehydrate.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, coconut sugar, lemon juice, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic.
  4. Drain soy curls using a colander and press to drain excess.
  5. Transfer soy curls to a bowl and toss with the marinade. You can also allow the soy curls to soak for about 10 minutes for additional flavor, but this is optional.
  6. Transfer soy curls to the baking sheet in a single layer, and bake for about 30 minutes until golden brown and crispy on the edges, turning halfway.
  7. Soy curls can also be sauteed in a skillet with oil on medium-high until golden brown.
  8. Set cooked soy curls aside and allow them to cool.

To Assemble Asian Salad

  1. Arrange Romaine hearts, cabbages, carrots, bell pepper, and cooked soy curls in bowls. Garnish with cilantro, green onion, and peanuts.
  2. Drizzle with your favorite Asian Salad Dressing and serve.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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2 Comments
  1. Bianca
    July 28, 2020

    Loved this salad, tastes like something I’d spend lots of money for at a restaurant…