Gluten Free Asian Cobb Salad #glutenfree

gluten free asian cobb saladLike most people following a gluten free diet, I have to avoid many brands of soy sauce when cooking Asian dishes since they usually contain wheat. That’s why I recommend using San-J’s tamari sauces, which are certified gluten free. But did you know that San-J also has a line of gluten free Asian salad dressings?

I didn’t and wanted to let my GF readers know about them by sharing some healthy salad recipes by Carol Kicinski of Simply Gluten Free. Carol created these recipes to take flavorful advantage of San-J’s gluten free Asian salad dressings, and I’ll be sharing a few more of her recipes later this month.

Gluten Free Asian Cobb Salad

By Carol Kicinski of Simply Gluten Free

Serves 4 as entrée and 6 as appetizer


  • 1 cup San-J Gluten Free Tamari Sesame Dressing – use divided
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (2 – 4 depending on size) Kosher or fine sea salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 6 cups shredded Napa cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and finely sliced
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 English (hot house) cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cilantro leaves


  1. Combine 1/2 cup San-J Gluten Free Tamari Sesame Dressing with the honey and place in a large plastic food storage bag. Add the chicken breasts, toss to coat and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 12 hours.
  2. Remove chicken breast from the refrigerator and discard the marinade. Pat the breasts dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and coat the bottom of the pan with the oil. Add the chicken breasts; cook for 2 minutes or until golden browned, flip and cook for another 2 minutes. Cover the pan; lower the heat to medium and cook for another 4 – 8 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts. Let sit for 5 – 10 minutes then slice thinly.
  3. Combine the Napa cabbage with the romaine and place in a layer on a large platter. Arrange the chicken slices, carrots, red pepper, green onions and cucumbers on top of the cabbage/lettuce mixture in rows. Sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper, the sesame seeds and the remaining dressing.
  4. Serve immediately.

Recipe and photo used with permission. © 2012 San-J International. All rights reserved.

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6 thoughts on “Gluten Free Asian Cobb Salad #glutenfree

    1. Anne-Marie Nichols Post author

      I have NO IDEA why soy sauce has wheat in it, but it does. Luckily San-J makes little “to go” packets of their tamari sauce, so us gluten free folks can take it to restaurants with us instead of bringing a big ol’ bottle.

  1. Mom Foodie

    I like San-J soy sauce, but usually buy another brand. Although I am not gluten-free, I do a lot of gluten-free recipes, so it looks like I will be changing brands. Conveniently, I just ran out this afternoon.


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