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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.

Asian Salad + Asian Salad Dressing

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes


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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35 Responses to “9 Layer Asian Salad”

  1. Bri | Bites of Briposted June 18, 2014 at 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 Skirtposted June 18, 2014 at 4:05 am

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


  3. Janetposted June 18, 2014 at 4:42 am

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


  4. dcposted June 18, 2014 at 6:27 am

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


  5. Toni | BoulderLocavoreposted June 18, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Boy this looks great Sommer! Perfect for summer heat.


  6. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted June 18, 2014 at 7:06 am

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


  7. Christine from Cook the Storyposted June 18, 2014 at 7:28 am

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


  8. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted June 18, 2014 at 7:35 am

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


  9. Heather Christoposted June 18, 2014 at 7:41 am

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


  10. Julie @ Table for Twoposted June 18, 2014 at 7:41 am

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


  11. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted June 18, 2014 at 9:08 am

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


  12. Lindaposted June 18, 2014 at 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. Gabyposted June 18, 2014 at 9:08 am

    This looks incredibly delicious!


  14. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted June 18, 2014 at 10:36 am

    This salad looks fantastic! Sharing!


  15. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addictionposted June 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Love a good seven layer salad! This looks great!


  16. Amyposted June 18, 2014 at 9:43 pm

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


  17. Meredithposted June 19, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I love layered salads and this dressing sounds amazing!


  18. Lori @ RecipeGirlposted June 19, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Craving this right now!


  19. Shainaposted June 25, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    That is a gorgeous bowl of color and crunch!


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  21. Amberposted July 5, 2014 at 10:47 pm

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


  22. marykateposted July 21, 2014 at 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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  27. Avonlea Reviewposted September 26, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Thanks for finally talking about >A Spicy Perspective
    Asian Salad + Asian Salad Dressing <Loved it!


  28. Debiposted October 12, 2014 at 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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  34. Misty Martinposted September 29, 2015 at 8:32 am

    This is perfect…. I already know what I’m doing with the leftover rotisserie chicken that I am buying tonight. This looks delicious! Love the flavors of the asian dressing.


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