This healthy Asian Salad with no sugar is an amazing lunch or dinner. It’s loaded with veggies and it is bursting with flavor, all the good stuff and nothing you don’t need to feel satisfied, full, and happy!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
You will love this healthy Asian Salad with no sugar because it is so good! I know it’s weird to say no sugar in a salad, but with many Asian inspired dishes, sugar is added for sweetness. Even in my favorite Asian dressing, the Annie’s Organic Asian Sesame Dressing, the second ingredient is sugar. Now, that dressing is amazing, but sometimes you just aren’t looking for extra sugar.
So, this recipe for healthy Asian Salad with no sugar is an amazing recipe to make when you are looking for a really healthy salad. Many Asian dressings also include soy, and this is also an Asian salad without soy too!
This salad is loaded with fresh veggies like kale, cucumber, red onion, purple cabbage, red bell pepper, carrots, bean sprouts, and avocado. I add in my sesame ginger chicken and top it with coconut aminos and sesame seeds.
Coconut aminos is one of my favorite seasonings that is really healthy, but equally as delicious. I also use this in my Turkey Zucchini Red Pepper Skillet! If you haven’t ever tried coconut aminos, I highly recommend it. It’s very similar to soy sauce, but it’s soy free and sugar free. I use it to cook meat and veggies, but I also use it as a dipping sauce or in this case a salad dressing!
In this recipe, I provide the recipe for the chicken, and then the recipe to make one salad. If you are making more than one salad, you can double or triple the veggies and make more!
Can I make more than one salad?
Yes, this recipe makes 1 pound of chicken, which will actually feed 2 to 4 people. And, then I provide ingredients for one salad. So, if you plan to use all the chicken, just add 4x the amount of veggies and you can make one large salad to feed a family!
I provide the recipe for one salad, as it’s better to make the salad whenever you are going to eat it, and not store dressed salad in the fridge. Delaney and I make this and we usually get two meals out of it for the both of us.
Can I add Asian dressing on top?
Yes, if you want to add your favorite Asian dressing on top, you totally can instead of using coconut aminos. But, the coconut aminos is so good and it’s really healthy for you making this a healthy Asian Salad with no sugar!
Can I add another kind of protein?
Yes, absolutely. When I’m feeling really lazy, I will make this with organic deli turkey and it’s also really good. You can also use the ground pork recipe from my Pork & Peppers Lettuce Cups, that also is amazing with this salad as well!
What else can I serve with this?
My Sesame Ginger Brussels Sprouts go amazing with this healthy Asian Salad! Also, you can serve this with white rice, brown rice, or seaweed. I will sometimes add in white rice and mix it into the salad, I love that, it’s so good!
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Healthy Asian Salad with No SugarDifficulty: Easy
Try my healthy Asian Salad with no sugar! This is also an Asian salad without soy, making it a healthy allergy friendly salad for everyone. I make this all the time (and I eat sugar and soy 🙂
- For the Chicken
1 pound Organic Prairie Chicken Breasts
2 to 3 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves organic garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon organic ginger
organic coconut aminos
- For the Salad
2 cups organic kale
1 cup chopped organic purple cabbage
1 organic large carrot, grated
1/4 organic red pepper, diced
2 slices organic red onion, diced
6 slices organic cucumber, quartered
1/2 cup organic bean sprouts
1/2 organic avocado, sliced
organic sesame seeds
organic coconut aminos
- To make the chicken: Coat a large skillet with olive oil, add the garlic, and put over medium/high heat. In a medium bowl, add the chicken breads, ginger, and coat with coconut aminos to cover the chicken.
- Transfer the chicken breasts to the pan and sear on each side, until golden brown. Reduce heat and continue to cook until chicken is 165°F, about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
- To make the salad: In a large bowl, add the kale. Add the purple cabbage, grated carrot, diced red bell pepper, diced red onion, cucumbers, bean sprouts, and avocado slices.
- Slice one chicken breast and add on top.
- Top salad with sesame seeds and drizzle with coconut aminos. Stir to combine, adding more coconut aminos to your liking.
- Store extra chicken in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.
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