Korean Lettuce Salad

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Korean Lettuce Salad takes your favorite Korean flavors and tosses them with chopped lettuce and veggies for a savory salad you can enjoy anytime.

Korean Lettuce Salad takes your favorite Korean flavors and tosses them with chopped lettuce and veggies for a savory salad you can enjoy anytime.

 

We all love Italian, Chinese and Mexican food, but you can only enjoy it so often before it starts to get a little bit boring and repetitive. That’s where Korean food comes in. While it uses some of the same ingredients that you’d find in Chinese or Thai food, like soy sauce, fish sauce and sesame oil, it’s different enough to be a nice change of pace.

Korean Lettuce Salad is an easy side dish that pairs really well with marinated and grilled meats. It has a spicy, tangy vinaigrette that complements rich meats and adds a ton of flavor and personality to rice. It can be as simple as lettuce and dressing, but cucumber, fresh herbs and thinly sliced white onion are all common additions.

Korean Lettuce Salad gets its heat from gochukaru, a blend of coarsely ground red peppers that’s commonly used on Korean cooking. You can find it at Asian supermarkets or purchase gochukaru online from Amazon.

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Korean Lettuce Salad

Korean Lettuce Salad takes your favorite Korean flavors and tosses them with chopped lettuce and veggies for a savory salad you can enjoy anytime.

  • Author: Lauren Keating
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. gochukaru (Korean pepper flakes)
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 green onions, white and green parts sliced
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 small white onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a large salad bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, pepper flakes, sesame oil and sugar until combined.
  2. Stir in the sesame seeds, garlic and green onions.
  3. Add the lettuce, cucumber, onion and cilantro to the bowl. Toss to coat with dressing.

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Korean Lettuce Salad takes your favorite Korean flavors and tosses them with chopped lettuce and veggies for a savory salad you can enjoy anytime. #koreanfood #saladrecipe

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Thanks for supporting The Cookful!

Korean Lettuce Salad takes your favorite Korean flavors and tosses them with chopped lettuce and veggies for a savory salad you can enjoy anytime. #koreanfood #saladrecipe

Lauren Keating

Lauren has been cooking for as long as she can remember and shares her recipes at Healthy-Delicious.com, where she features on easy weeknight meals with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients. She completed the professional plant-based cooking certification from Rouxbe cooking school and enjoys using plant-based cooking techniques to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and grains into traditional recipes in unique ways. Food-obsessed from a young age, her first words included “cookie” and “eat meat!”