Christine’s Asian Crunchy Salad with Cilantro Chili Lime Dressing

Are you ready to take your salad game to the next level?

Look no further! In these two recipes we’ll combine the deliciousness of a mouthwatering Asian Crunchy Salad and the zesty freshness of a homemade cilantro lime dressing. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more!

Christine’s Asian Crunchy Salad

A Nutritious and Satisfying Delight! In the accompanying YouTube video, I will guide you through the process of creating an Asian Crunchy Salad that’s both visually appealing and packed with essential nutrients. This salad is a perfect choice for those looking to explore new flavors or adopt a healthier lifestyle. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, my step-by-step tutorial is designed to help you create a stunning salad that will impress your guests and satisfy your cravings.

The Asian Crunchy Salad combines a delightful mix of textures, from the satisfying crunch to the burst of flavors. I will show you how to prepare your vegetables, along with other ingredients that bring this salad to life. You’ll learn how to create a dish that not only looks amazing but also fuels your day with vital nutrients and vitamins. Prepare to be amazed by the fusion of flavors and textures in every bite!

Zesty Cilantro Lime Dressing

A Tangy Herbaceous Game-Changer! In another quick and easy tutorial, I share my recipe for a homemade cilantro lime dressing from my book, Skinny Chicks Eat Real Food. If you’re a fan of zesty and refreshing flavors, this dressing is a game-changer! With just a handful of ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up this tangy and herbaceous dressing in no time.

The versatility of this dressing knows no bounds. It adds a burst of flavor to salads, enhances the taste of tacos, and complements grilled meats with its tangy freshness. I will guide you through the simple steps to create this dressing, ensuring that you can enjoy its delightful flavors whenever your culinary creations call for a little extra pizzazz.

Supporting Your Health

These two recipes will not only elevate your salad game to new heights but they also have many health benefits!

Romaine Lettuce

  • High in vitamins A, C, and K, which support immune function and promote healthy bones.
  • Contains folate, which is important for cell growth and development.
  • Rich in the heart-healthy mineral potassium.

Green Cabbage

  • Rich in vitamin C, which aids in collagen production and boosts immune function.
  • Provides dietary fiber, promoting digestive health and aiding in weight management.

Napa Cabbage

  • Contains antioxidants that help protect against chronic diseases.
  • Provides vitamin K, which supports bone health and blood clotting.
  • High vitamin C content helps promote collagen production in the epidermis, which helps create firmer and more supple looking skin.

Red Cabbage

  • High in anthocyanins, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • Contains vitamin C and vitamin K, contributing to immune function and bone health.


  • Rich in beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, which promotes eye health and boosts immune function.
  • Contains fiber, aiding in digestion and supporting heart health.
  • Carrots may also help regulate blood pressure, improve immunity, boost brain health, and reduce heart disease.

Bean Sprouts

  • Low in calories and high in fiber, aiding in weight management and promoting digestive health.
  • Contains vitamin C and folate, supporting immune function and cell growth.
  • The minerals contained in bean sprouts support the body’s circulatory health.

Red Bell Pepper

  • High in vitamin C, which boosts immune function and aids in collagen production.
  • Contains antioxidants that may reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  • High in vitamin A and beta-carotene, which offers overall support for vision support. Vitamin A is also helpful in supporting skin cells, healing wounds, and boosting white blood cell growth.

Red Onion

  • Contains flavonoids and sulfur compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • Provides fiber, supporting digestive health and potentially reducing the risk of certain cancers.


  • Contains capsaicin, which may boost metabolism, reduce inflammation, and known to have pain-relieving effects.
  • Provides vitamin C and antioxidants that support immune function and reduce oxidative stress.

Green Onions

  • Contains flavonoids and sulfur compounds with potential anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.
  • Provides vitamin K, essential for blood clotting and bone health.

Pumpkin Seeds

  • Packed with essential nutrients, including protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins (such as vitamin K, vitamin E, and B vitamins), and minerals (such as magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc) which may help reduce blood pressure and help protect the body against free radicals, reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.
  • Good source of dietary fiber that aids in digestion and supports a healthy gut and may help regulate blood sugar levels.


  • Contains antioxidants that may reduce inflammation and fight oxidative stress.
  • Provides vitamin K, supporting bone health and blood clotting.

Sesame Seeds

  • Rich in healthy fats, including omega-6 fatty acids, which support heart health.
  • Provides minerals like calcium, iron, and zinc, promoting bone health and aiding in red blood cell production.

Rice Vinegar

  • Low in calories and fat, making it a healthier alternative to other types of vinegar or dressings.
  • May have antibacterial properties and help regulate blood sugar levels.

Lime Juice

  • Rich in vitamin C, which supports immune function and collagen synthesis.
  • Contains antioxidants that may help protect against chronic diseases.

Sesame Seed Oil

  • Contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats.
  • Contains antioxidants, such as sesamol and sesamin, which may have anti-inflammatory properties.


  • Contains capsaicin, which may boost metabolism and provide pain relief.
  • Can increase feelings of fullness and potentially aid in weight loss.

To see the full recipes with instructions, click the thumnails below:

Crunchy Asian Salad

  Christine Avanti-Fischer walks you through the process of creating a mouthwatering and nutritious Asian...

Cilantro Chili Lime Dressing

  Don't forget to watch the tutorial for this recipe as Christine Avanti-Fischer shares a...

You can add grilled chicken or salmon to your Asian Crunchy Salad if you would like to add protein and this would make the perfect dinner entrée. You can also add quinoa or brown rice for healthy carbs!




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