Asian Cranberry Almond Salad + Sesame Dressing

Crunchy, chopped Asian Cranberry Almond Salad with tangy dried cranberries, sliced almonds, cilantro, and the best 2-minute homemade sesame dressing! 

Asian Cranberry Almond Salad + Sesame Dressing | Creme de la Crumb

We’re having salad Monday on a Thursday is that okay?? I could have/should have/would have shared this with you on Monday but time got away from me…. and now it’s Thursday so…..

LIFE. right?

Asian Cranberry Almond Salad + Sesame Dressing | Creme de la Crumb

Annnnyway, this salad. Woah. So good. Since we’ve been back from the cruise I’ve been craving fresh, bright, summery foods. I tend to feel that way whenever I’ve been eating out for many days in a row, I just want to get my hands on some fresh fruit or veggies and go wild. So for the past week and a half I’ve been devouring twice the amount of salad I usually do and folks…. that’s a lot of salad.

Asian Cranberry Almond Salad + Sesame Dressing | Creme de la Crumb

This Asian cranberry almond salad is my favorite this week. Those tart cranberries are like little pieces of gold you just want to dig for the whole time you’re eating this salad so just take it from me and make sure you do not go light on those – put a whole bunch in there. and yes, you can definitely use your favorite store-bought Asian salad dressing BUT if you have 2 minutes ( and you do, you really do) then whip up this amazing sesame dressing I’ve included for you – you will loooooove it!

Asian Cranberry Almond Salad + Sesame Dressing | Creme de la Crumb

 

Asian Cranberry Almond Salad + Sesame Dressing

Crunchy Asian chopped salad with tangy dried cranberries, sliced almonds, cilantro, and the best 2-minute homemade sesame dressing!

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword asian, cranberry, salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 1 bag tricolor cole slaw (without dressing)
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced or chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup Diamond of California Sliced Almonds
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves, roughly chopped

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (I used low sodium)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Add cole slaw, onions, cranberries, almonds, and cilantro to a large bowl.

  2. Prepare the dressing by combining all dressing ingredients in a jar (or similar container), cover and shake well. Toss salad with dressing and serve immediately OR if preparing ahead, cover salad with plastic wrap and store dressing and salad in fridge, then toss immediately before serving.

Recipe adapted from Reluctant Entertainer.

A big thanks to Diamond of California Nuts for sponsored this awesome salad recipe! 

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ASIAN CRANBERRY ALMOND SALAD + SESAME DRESSING is so awesome. I love it. You inspire me so much. I am big fan of your blog. Thank you for many amazing dishes 🙂

    Thanks so much Jennifer! This salad is so yummy – plus those colors are so pretty I just want to eat it all day long haha. 🙂

This looks good but I’m wondering if you served it as a main dish? If not and you wanted to how would you marinate the chicken for a salad such as this? While just this salad alone sounds great for me I’ve recently found out I have low sugar and have to increase my protein plus my husband would probably ask where the meat was lol… but it looks so good! My brain is just fried… for the life of me I can’t think of a good way to marinate chicken to go in this salad… maybe just plain?

the test of sesame made this colorful salad even yummier, lovely one.

It seem so easy to do and looks so delicious. I really love it and i will make it for my lose weight target.

It looks totally fresh, healthy and yummy! The best thing is that it is also colorful and attractive that my children won’t resist to eat vegetable anymore. Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful recipe. Love it so much! I’m looking for your next posts.

Great Ingredients, It’s healthy and quite easy to make. My kids love this yummy salad so much. Thanks for sharing!

this dish is so beautiful and delicious. I think its taste is really good and wonderful. Your sharing is what I want to try in this weekend . Thanks Tiffany.

How many ounces is the bag of tricolored slaw cabbage??

Nuts and greens – there is nothing tastier, another one recipe add to bookmarks, thanks.

Jennifer i have always love your post each time i come across them and that’s why i keep coming back for more your work. This is another good one from you again! I must appreciate your effort

    Thank you Eddie! I hope you continue to find lots of deliciousness to love here! 🙂

Wow…it’s really a nice salad recipe.!!!..Like it so much and definitely share it with my friends…!!!

    A salad this good must be shared! 🙂

Asian Cranberry Almond Salad – a quick and healthy salad with dried cranberries, sliced almonds, cilantro. Toss salad with dressing and serve immediately OR if preparing ahead, cover salad with plastic wrap and store dressing is fantastic.

Thank you for the wonderful reviews

nice post !