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Chinese Chopped Salad with Wontons and Oranges

Chinese Chopped Salad

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Asian


Chinese Chopped Salad – Chinese flavors come together in this flavorful chopped salad with mandarin oranges and fried wonton strips.




  • 6 wonton wrappers, each cut into 6 strips
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 6 cups chopped green cabbage
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 (15 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained and chopped if large
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  1. Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil in a heavy duty pan. Fry the wonton strips until browned and crisped, about 30-45 seconds. Remove and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, lettuce, green onions, mandarin oranges, bell pepper and almonds.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame seeds, sesame oil, sugar and salt. Slowly whisk in the oil until combined.
  4. Pour as much of the dressing over the salad as desired and mix to combine.

Recipe Notes:

The salad dressing recipe makes quite a bit of dressing, so only add as much as you want to the salad.