Tossed Asian Salad with Wasabi Vinaigrette Recipe

This salad & vinaigrette recipe was shared by Holly Clegg.

Tossed Asian Salad with wasabi Vinaigrette Recipe

I think everyone know that I love salads.  I mean everyone.  I stop random people on the street and tell them "I LOVE SALAD."  Yeah, they may think I'm strange, but it's ok!  When I find a new and unusual recipe to try, I just have to make it. 

Wasabi Vinaigrette adds punch to this great crunchy combination of slaw and spinach topped with toasty almonds.  Combine salad mixture, make vinaigrette, refrigerate and toss together to serve. 

 Tossed Asian Salad with Wasabi Vinaigrette

Makes 4 (1-cup) servings


2 cups baby spinach

2 cups coleslaw (found in bag)
1 (8-ounce) can  water chestnuts, chopped or sliced, drained
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1 bunch green onions, chopped

Wasabi Vinaigrette, (recipe follows)
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted  

 In a large bowl, combine spinach, coleslaw, water chestnuts, red pepper and green onions.  Toss with Wasabi Vinaigrette (recipe follows) to lightly coat. Divide on plates and sprinkle with almonds.


Wasabi Vinaigrette

Awesome Asian-style vinaigrette great on any salad.

 Makes 1/2 cup vinaigrette


1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon wasabi 

1/4 cup seasoned rice-wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons canola oil

In small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until smooth and well combined.

 Tidbit: Wasabi can be found in a small tin can in the Asian section of the grocery store or fresh where sushi is sold.


Calories 180 Calories from Fat 57% Fat 12g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 313mg Carbohydrates 17g Dietary Fiber 6g Total Sugars 9g Protein 3g, Dietary Exchanges: 3 vegetable,

2 1/2 fat

If you wanted to make this a meal, I'd add some drained mandarin oranges and a protein like grilled chicken or salmon.  It would also be tasty with marinated tofu and perhaps some type of cheese, like Feta.

Recipe is from Food 101 by Holly Clegg.  Watch for a review of the cookbook coming shortly.


  1. says

    The salad part sounds good but I'm not sure about wasabi dressing. I'm scared to try it!

    Popping in to say thanks for joining the blogathon. It will be great to have you join us this time. See you next weekend.

  2. ANN*H says

    I too love salads and I also like new and weird recipes . The salad sounds delicious but I too would have to pass on the wasabi – its way to hot for me to eat – My mouth would be on fire and so would my stomach. thanks for the recipe . I pinned it too


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