Asian-style salad

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 22 March 2023.
Tagged: healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, nutrition

Asian-style salad

This is an Asian-influenced salad that’s perfect to serve as a side salad at a BBQ or with a fillet of fish.



  • 1 bunch coriander
  • 100 g mixed or Asian salad leaves
  • 50 g alfalfa sprouts
  • 2 spring onions, finely diced
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and sliced into crescents
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds or toasted chopped nuts, to serve

Nutrition per serve

300 kilojoules (72 Calories), 4 g fat (including less than 1 g saturated fat), 4 g carbohydrate (including 4 g sugars), 8 g fibre and 200 mg sodium

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Pick whole leaves off the coriander stems – you should have about 1 cup loosely-packed leaves. Place coriander leaves in a mixing bowl with the salad leaves, sprouts, onion and cucumber (you can add other vegetables depending on what you have available, such as sliced capsicum or celery, or mint leaves). Cover and chill until ready to serve. 

To serve, toss the dressing through the salad – just enough to moisten the leaves. Don’t overdo the dressing. Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds or toasted chopped nuts.

Asian dressing

  • Juice of 1 lime (2–3 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 small red chilli, seeded and sliced finely

Add all the ingredients to a small jar and shake well to combine, until all the sugar is dissolved. Drizzle half over the salad and save the rest for later. Dressing will keep for 10 days in the fridge.

Makes 1/2 cup