Asian Rainbow Salad

We try to eat healthy during the week and make our lunches at home and for a little while thereΒ  I got stuck on tuna everything – tuna salad, tuna sandwiches, tuna fried rice, tuna this and tuna that. I may have overdosed us on tuna and now we need to lay off of it for a bit! Β  Instead of using tuna, I decided to use shrimps and I made this rainbow salad before so I thought I’d give it a try again to help us get out of our rut! This time, instead of lettuce, we used arugula and it turned out just as good! So here’s the recipe for you and we hope it will help you get out of your rut too:

Asian Rainbow Salad

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Asian Rainbow Salad
Recipe type: Lunch
  • For the salad:
  • arugula
  • 1 carrot
  • ¼ head of red cabbage
  • 1 mango
  • a bunch of cilantro
  • 2 green onion stalks
  • a handful of cashews
  • shrimps
  • For the dressing:
  • ¼ cup of lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, or more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • red pepper flakes, optional
  1. For the salad:
  2. Julienne the carrots, red cabbage and mango.
  3. Chop the cilantro and green onions.
  4. Toast the cashews.
  5. Toss the arugula, julienned vegetables and fruit with the toasted cashews and chopped cilantro and green onions.
  6. Grill the shrimps with a little bit of hoisin sauce or with just salt and pepper
  7. For the dressing:
  8. Add the lime juice, brown sugar, fish sauce and red pepper flakes in a jar and shake until the sugar is dissolved.
  9. Toss the salad with the dressing and top with grilled shrimps.

48 thoughts on “Asian Rainbow Salad

  1. Haha yup – I think I’ve successfully overdosed on tuna too, its just so easy right out of the package! Love the shrimp in this salad and the bright flavors, yum!

  2. The perfect salad! I just adore those peppery greens. We all get into recipe rotation ruts, don’t we? I’m so glad you went with shrimp for your salad along with arugula. Did you know…Arugula contains about eight times the calcium, fives times the vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K, and four times the iron as the same amount of iceberg lettuce? (Ha! Just learned that sweet fact and wanted to share.) Thank you for sharing, my friends. Warmest wishes for a happy and healthy New Year! xo

  3. I could use a big ole plate of this salad for lunch today!Especially after eating my weight in cookies and mashed potatoes last month. I’m craving vegetables, this would be perfect for me right about now. And I love your idea of tuna fried rice, yum!

    1. Tell me about it?! We need all the salad in the world! (ok, a bit exaggerated) but you know what i mean πŸ˜‰

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