Sesame Ginger Salad

Sesame Ginger Salad {Gluten-Free, Vegan} | Wheat-Free Meat-Free

Sesame Ginger Salad

  • grapeseed oil
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped napa cabbage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • ¼ cup carrot cut in matchsticks
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced celery
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced sugar snap peas

Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons sesame seed oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1½ tablespoons gluten-free tamari or soy sauce
  • 1½ tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  1. Heat oven to 450ºF. Grease a medium rimmed baking sheet, then spread the edamame in an even layer. Place in the oven and roast for 20 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
  2. Set a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the sunflower seeds, toast until just starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Add the almonds, toast until just starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Serve.

Serves 4

Half of a Sesame Ginger Salad | Wheat-Free Meat-Free

The Other Half of a Sesame Ginger Salad | Wheat-Free Meat-Free

This recipe is being shared in Meat Free Mondays and Allergy Free Wednesdays.

Looking for More Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes?

Take a look at my book, The Wheat-Free Meat-Free Cookbook: 100 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes.

A sampling of the recipes included:
  • Breakfasts: Cinnamon Quinoa Muffins, Yeasted Waffles, Gooey Butter Cake,
  • Sides: Patatas Bravas, Pea and New Potato Salad, Braised Celery,
  • Mains: Corn Waffle Sandwiches, Enchiladas with Green Sauce, Pesto Asparagus Galette, and
  • Desserts: Blueberry Mango Crisp, Baklava Rolls, Amaretto Cake.

You can see the full recipe list on the Amazon page.


  1. What an absolutely gorgeous salad, Kalinda! I love your step-by-step photos, too. Sharing!


    • Thanks Shirley! The step-by-step for a salad is silly since you’re just layering ingredients, but since I do it for all my recipes, I couldn’t really leave it out.

  2. Wow this salad is so gorgeous and sounds so delicious. Love this kind of food :-)

  3. Yum this looks so fresh and yummy!

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