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Spicy Asian Chopped Salad

This is an easy to make Spicy Asian Chopped Salad.  The dressing is very easy to make and doesn’t require any exotic ingredients.  Chopped cooked chicken would be great in this salad, but I haven’t tried that yet.  Chopped peanuts would be a great addition too, sprinkled on top

Spicy Asian Chopped Salad

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Spicy Asian Chopped Salad

Here’s what you will to make this wonderful spicy chopped salad:

For the Spicy Asian Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce – it’s in the Asian section of your grocery store
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 cloves minced garlic

For the Spicy Asian Salad

  • 2 heads romaine
  • 1/3 head of green cabbage – thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion – cut into thin slices
  • 1 cucumber – peeled and cut into bite sized pieces

In a sauce pan combine all the Asian Salad Dressing ingredients.

Asian Salad Dressing

Heat over medium and stir until everything is combined.  Turn off the heat and remove the dressing from the burner so it can cool down.

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Now it’s time to get the Asian salad chopped.  I like to cut long strips down the center of the romaine heads, I make a slice down the length of the romaine head from just above the core (don’t cut through the core) to the tip, slicing right through the whole head, then I turn the head and cut down the next leave’s center and repeat a few times, depending on the size of your romaine lettuce.  Then I cut across the romaine head into bite-sized pieces.  There’s a video of this way of slicing romaine at the end of this post.

Below, you can see I have all romaine, cabbage, red onion, and cucumber sliced and tossed together.

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After the homemade Asian salad dressing has cooled and is room temp go ahead and pour it on top of the tossed salad.  If you are just one person or a couple, you may want to toss just what you will be eating and store the dressing separate from the salad until you are ready to eat it.

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Toss to combine everything.  Serve the Spicy Asian Chopped salad immediately.

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Spicy Asian Chopped Salad Recipe

Spicy Asian Chopped Salad

Spicy chopped Asian Salad
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6


  • 1/2 cup Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce - it's in the Asian section of your grocery store
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon heaping tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • -------------------------Salad Ingredients-----
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 1/3 head green cabbage - thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion - thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber - peeled and sliced into bite sized pieces


  • Combine the dressing ingredients, Mae Ploy Sweet Chili sauce, heavy cream, soy sauce, lime juice, peanut butter, and minced garlic in a saucepan. Heat ingredients over medium heat, stirring until they are all well blended. Remove pan from heat and let the dressing cool down to room temp.
  • In a big salad bowl, combine, the romaine lettuce cut into bite sized pieces, green cabbage, red onion, and cucumber, toss to combine.
  • When salad dressing is room temp, pour it over the chopped salad and toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately.

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Sunday 4th of August 2019

I love SALAD, they're always great! Thanks for your sharing to make this delicious Salad, I like that. thanks again!

Liz A.

Friday 22nd of April 2016

I may have to try this one sometime for my mom. She loves the Chinese Chicken Salad at most places she eats out at.


Monday 25th of April 2016

I think this recipe would be great with cooked chopped chicken and topped with chopped peanuts on top. Last time I made this spicy Asian salad I also made fried chicken wings. My husband dipped some of his wings in the salad dressing and he liked it.

Thanks for visiting and commenting Liz!

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