Colorful Citrus Asian Salad


The overcast skies outside had me calling for some brightness in my kitchen. I don’t know about you, but as much as I enjoy the coolness that cloudy skies brings…I miss seeing the bright blue sky and the sun shining through my windows. So I went through my fridge, took out a few simple (and colorful) ingredients, did some chopping and whisking, and voila! This salad was created. It was easy to throw together, and you can definitely change it up depending on what you prefer!

I used purple cabbage, broccoli slaw mix, fresh cilantro, green onions, and some persian cucumbers. Looking at those ingredients, I made an asian-inspired dressing with rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, and freshly squeezed orange juice. The salad was so refreshing and yummy, it totally reminded me of the freshness of springtime! 

I also added cooked chicken that I like to keep handy in the fridge. It’s super easy to take out, warm up slightly, and toss into salads and wraps. Adding chicken to this made the salad into a light and satisfying lunch- you could definitely leave it out and it’ll be vegetarian/vegan friendly. Scroll down for the full recipe!

Citrus Asian Salad

4 servings

Citrus Asian Salad


  • 1/2 head of cabbage, shredded or cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 package of broccoli slaw mix (I got mine at Trader Joe's)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 persian cucumbers, diced
  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp honey (or more if you like it sweeter)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 small orange 
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside. 
  2. Chop up the cabbage, cucumbers, cilantro, and green onions. 
  3. Mix together the chopped ingredients with the broccoli slaw mix.
  4. Add the cooked chicken and the dressing; toss or mix well. 
  5. Taste and adjust seasonings. Enjoy!

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