Crunchy Cashew Salad

Crunchy Cashew SaladWe had this salad last night and it was AMAZING. This is why I love getting into the warmer months. It makes healthy eating a little easier as you can feel satisfied with a delicious hearty salad.

This salad is great as it is scrummy with the Asian cues along with the delicious cashews. It is filling by itself, but also a great side to some fish or chicken.

Salad ingredients

½ white cabbage

2 carrots grated

1 continental cucumber

1 capsicum

1 spring onion

1 cup of cashews lightly pan fried and tossed

1 large handful of coriander


2 tbs of fish sauce

½ lemon squeezed

1 tbs of oil (sesame oil if you have it)

1 tbs of sweet chilli sauce (I didn’t add it because of the kids but it tastes delicious with it on)


  • Finely chop or dice all the salad ingredients and toss them together
  • Add you dressing and lightly toss
  • Pan fry your cashews dry and add them to the salad and VOILA!
  • I also think you could put in some rice noodles or even some crunchy noodles too. Ooooooieee!

We ate this with some BBQ chicken tenderloins marinated in some lemon juice, soy and sweet chill sauce. I can also imagine it going nicely with some lightly pan fried or oven roasted fish. Delicious.

You could also sub the cashews for some roasted peanuts too. Mmmmmmmm.

written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014. Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."