9 Layer Asian Salad

9 Layer Asian Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing #salad #summer #potluck I’ve got an old-school layer salad for you today with BIG crunch. This easy Asian Salad with Asian Salad Dressing offers a rainbow of  flavor in every last bite!

9 Layer Asian Salad + Asian Salad Dressing #salad #summer #potluck

When I was a little girl, I used to get really excited at the prospects of a potluck.

Whether it was a church or neighborhood affair, the thought of long tables with seemingly endless dishes, was something I would fixate on for weeks in advance.

Would there be pies and cobblers? Of course there would be.

Broccoli casserole? Fluffy Jello Salad? Homemade rolls and lemonade? Yes. Yes, of course.

Maybe even barbecued chicken legs or a baked ham!

Easy 9 Layer Asian Salad + Asian Salad Dressing #salad #summer #potluck

All of these things would have my head spinning with delight, as I wondered who would bring what, and if the kids would get to go through the line first.

One dish that never seemed to miss a single potluck was a big layer salad served in a large glass bowl.

The colorful bands of veggies, meat and toppings (visible on eye-level for a child) made the layer salads look so inviting, I could never resist digging right in.

I miss those old-school potlucks…

9 Layer Asian Salad + Sesame Ginger Asian Salad Dressing #salad #summer #potluck

This fabulous asian salad, stacked in beautiful bands of taste and texture, is a throwback to the good ol’ days when large groups of people came together with dishes to share.

The cool crisp veggies are complemented by layers of juicy grilled chicken, crunchy chinese noodles, and toasted almonds.

And let’s not forget the asian salad dressing…

A savory-sweet blend of sesame, honey, soy and ginger to drizzle over the whole bowl before tossing.

Fabulous 9 Layer Asian Salad + Asian Salad Dressing #salad #summer #potluck

This asian salad is so satisfying, you don’t really need the rest of the potluck table, but then you might miss out on a lot of fun!

Let this salad inspire you to get your neighbors together this summer.

Simple tasty dishes + good people = a lifetime of happy memories.


Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Asian Salad + Asian Salad Dressing


For the Asian Salad

  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced radishes
  • 1 1/2 pounds grilled chicken, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups snow peas, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups crispy Chinese noodles
  • 1 cup sliced red onions
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup toasted sliced or blanched almonds

For the Asian Salad Dressing

  • 3 Tb. sesame oil
  • 3 Tb. rice vinegar
  • 2-3 Tb. soy sauce
  • 2 Tb. honey
  • 1 Tb. sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard


  1. Chop and slice all the ingredients for the salad. Neatly stack the ingredients in a large glass bowl in this order:  romaine, carrots, radishes, grilled chicken, snow peas, crispy Chinese noodles, red onion, green onion, toasted almonds. If you plan to make the salad early and save for later, keep the crispy Chinese noodles separate and add as the final layer before serving.
  2. To make the asian salad dressing. Place all the ingredients in a small jar. Cover the jar and shake to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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32 Responses to “9 Layer Asian Salad”

  1. #
    Bri | Bites of Bri — June 18, 2014 @ 4:03 am

    Sommer, I remember those potlucks too. This layered salad looks awesome. Perfect for summer picnics and family gatherings. Pinned!


  2. #
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt — June 18, 2014 @ 4:05 am

    I used to love pot lucks too! So many side dishes to choose from. This salad looks awesome.


  3. #
    Janet — June 18, 2014 @ 4:42 am

    I love it already. The flavor combinations are a sure winner!


  4. #
    dc — June 18, 2014 @ 6:27 am

    Looks yummy! Might change out the chicken for edemame…depending on the crowd and conditions. I too miss potlucks!


  5. #
    Toni | BoulderLocavore — June 18, 2014 @ 6:38 am

    Boy this looks great Sommer! Perfect for summer heat.


  6. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — June 18, 2014 @ 7:06 am

    I crave this salad at all times! Love the dijon in the dressing!


  7. #
    Christine from Cook the Story — June 18, 2014 @ 7:28 am

    I think I’d eat the entire bowl full in one sitting! This looks SO good!


  8. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — June 18, 2014 @ 7:35 am

    Dude, this salad is off the charts. And ditto what Liz said, love the Dijon!


  9. #
    Heather Christo — June 18, 2014 @ 7:41 am

    This salad looks AMAZING! I love layered salads and the Asian flavors are perfect!


  10. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — June 18, 2014 @ 7:41 am

    Thanks for the link up, friend! This salad looks awesome – love the colors and the layers!


  11. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — June 18, 2014 @ 9:08 am

    Wow what a great salad, I love every layer and the dressing sounds superb!


  12. #
    Linda — June 18, 2014 @ 9:29 am

    This sounds so good and cool. The dressing is fresh. I can’t wait to dive in and get some of each layer! That may require a large plate. LOL!



  13. #
    Gaby — June 18, 2014 @ 9:08 am

    This looks incredibly delicious!


  14. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — June 18, 2014 @ 10:36 am

    This salad looks fantastic! Sharing!


  15. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — June 18, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

    Love a good seven layer salad! This looks great!


  16. #
    Amy — June 18, 2014 @ 9:43 pm

    That sounds so good.i won’t some Wright known.


  17. #
    Meredith — June 19, 2014 @ 9:42 am

    I love layered salads and this dressing sounds amazing!


  18. #
    Lori @ RecipeGirl — June 19, 2014 @ 1:35 pm

    Craving this right now!


  19. #
    Shaina — June 25, 2014 @ 12:05 pm

    That is a gorgeous bowl of color and crunch!


  20. #
    Amber — July 5, 2014 @ 10:47 pm

    I’m making this for my small church group gathering. I love the ingredients !


  21. #
    marykate — July 21, 2014 @ 6:46 pm

    This looks so refreshing! I was thinking this would be good with a lot of different types of dressings, besides the Asian. I am hving a barbecue soon for some friends, and I am going to make this salad, and possibly 3 or 4 varieties of dressing so they can pick something that suits their tastes. An avocado dressing would be great, or a creamy garlic dressing, a nice creamy and tangy lemon dressing, or a nice french dressing. So many ways to enjoy it! I love the colors of all the layers — was thinking I might put chopped cashews (salted) on top — some of my friends don’t like onions so I will have to do two versions, with and without and maybe substitute other things like chopped asparagus, or bell pepper in different colors, or sliced cucumbers. There are definitely a lot of ways to do this. Thank you for the Asian dressing, that is going to be a nice option for my barbecue.


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    Avonlea Review — September 26, 2014 @ 7:11 am

    Thanks for finally talking about >A Spicy Perspective
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  25. #
    Debi — October 12, 2014 @ 2:16 pm

    I’ve made your salad several times now, as its the best when craving an Asian salad. Layering it is such a perfect presentation. The Asian dressing is the best I’ve had. It should go w/o saying other vegetables can be used in place of the ones you’ve listed (ie: broccoli slaw in place of carrots and snow peas…even ramen noodles in place of the crunchy noodles. It’s a great recipe and I thank you for it.


    • Sommer — October 12th, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

      Awe! Thanks for coming back with such kind words Debi. XOXO


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