5 Minute Asian Rainbow Salad

5 Minute Asian Rainbow Salad | Brewing Happiness


5 Minute Asian Rainbow Salad | Brewing Happiness


Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Brewing Happiness

This 5 Minute Asian Rainbow Salad with Creamy "Peanut" Dressing is stupid simple and perfect for work, school, or family dinner! 


  • 11 oz bag of healthyish slaw, I like Trader Joes Broccoli & Kale Slaw
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • protein of choice, I like grilled tofu or chicken
  • 1/2 cup Creamy "Peanut" Sauce


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend together your Creamy "Peanut" Sauce and set aside. 

  2. In a large bowl combine your healthyish slaw, shredded carrots, and red bell pepper. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. 

  3. Drizzle 1/2 cup of Creamy "Peanut" Sauce over your salad and toss again until well coated. (Save the rest of the sauce to pour over your salad when you eat it, if you want.)

  4. Serve your salad with a sprinkle of sunflower seeds and a protein of choice, or eat it alone. (This salad makes a great work or school lunch - and you can even turn it into a wrap!)

  5. EAT UP. 


5 Minute Asian Rainbow Salad | Brewing Happiness


I recently ranted about the need for “wellness” to be obtainable for everyone. It’s something I’m so passionate about and if you get me talking, things can get heated. I feel that same way about the ease and cost of healthy food. It’s an element of accessibility that goes beyond my moralistic hangup and makes it’s way into absolute necessity.

Basically none of us have enough time. We can’t think of enough “good ideas.” I get it. Even though I’m a food blogger and I have the privilege of spending my entire day thinking about a meal and prepping for it, I realize that this is an extreme luxury.

Most of us are too busy to spend more than an hour on a meal, and more than likely if it is going to take an hour we’d rather just order Postmates. I get it. You’re too busy being a girlboss/mother/father/CEO/student/freelancer/human being to fool with a complicated meal.


5 Minute Asian Rainbow Salad | Brewing Happiness5 Minute Asian Rainbow Salad | Brewing Happiness


5 Minute Asian Rainbow Salad | Brewing Happiness


So I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite meals that I throw together at home. It’s semi-homemade, but mostly comes from bags of pre packaged produce. The base of the salad is a healthyish slaw mix. I usually get mine from Trader Joes, but you can get any kind you want. I’d just suggest that it have some sort of dark leafy green in it, instead of your regular green cabbage. That will add nutrients to your meal without adding effort. Then basically it’s just chop, chop, blend, and toss. And voila a 5 minute Asian Rainbow Salad that you can take to work or eat for dinner or send to school for lunch.

The Creamy “Peanut”Sauce that goes with it is one of my favorite recipes I’ve ever created. It’s sweet and salty and addictive. (Plus it’s made with almond butter, so it’s got some protein to it!) Fair warning, you might have the urge to drink it straight. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I am going to do my best to give you more simple and quick ideas like this, if you’re into it. And if you need some more stupid simple ideas RIGHT NOW, you can check out my Pinterest board called “Stupid Simple.” Hopefully this recipe makes your week/life a little simpler and healthier. ‘Cause that’s what food should be. xoxo


5 Minute Asian Rainbow Salad | Brewing Happiness