Boring lunches? What’s it called when you want something that tastes really, really good… but is also basically a high pile of fresh, vibrant, feel-good-in-your-body vegetables? You call it Cashew Crunch Salad, that’s what you call it.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: salad


For the Salad:

    • 1/2 head of green cabbage, finely shredded
    • 1/2 head of purple cabbage, finely shredded
    • 2 cupcarrots, matchstick-cut or shredded
    • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
    • 2 cups cooked edamame (see notes)
    • 12 cup roasted cashews (see notes)
    • 2 cupcrunchy chow mein noodles (optional)
    • chickenshrimp, or any other protein you like


  • 1/4 cup olive oil (you can use any other oil as well)
  • 3 tablespoonwhite vinegar
  • 2 tablespoonsesame oil – very important for flavor!
  • 2 tablespoonsugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • a few shakes of garlic powder
  • optional: 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or mayo (more or less to taste)


  • Shake the dressing ingredients up in a jar until smooth. Add the Greek yogurt or mayo (optional – just makes it more creamy) and shake again until smooth. YUM.
  • Toss all the salad ingredients together. Drizzle with dressing and serve!