Asian Cranberry Almond Salad + Sesame Dressing

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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 | 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!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6

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

  • Add cole slaw, onions, cranberries, almonds, and cilantro to a large bowl.
  • 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.
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Recipe adapted from Reluctant Entertainer.

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

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IN SUMMER THERE IS SO MUCH HUMIDITY WHAT CAN I DO IN SUMMER WHILE COOKING. I also have humidifier in my kitchen but it doesn’t have any use.

5 stars
Love this salad. Imade it For a family gathering and everyone loved it. The dressing is the best!

    So glad to hear that this was a success for you!

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