Best 12 Korean Salads You Must Try

Korean food has lots of tasty salads. They are colorful, good for you, and yummy. In this article, I will talk about the “Top 12 Korean Salads You Must Try.” and I will share With you some easy recipes for you to try at home.


Don’t discard your watermelon rinds! Give our simple and speedy Korean-style watermelon rind salad recipe a try this summer. Utilize thinly sliced watermelon rinds to craft a refreshing and spicy salad that’s perfect for the season.

2- Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad

I love making Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad (Oi Muchim), especially when my friends come over. It’s super easy to make, and the crunchy cucumbers with the tasty dressing make it a hit every time. The soy sauce, garlic, and sesame oil give it a special flavor that everyone enjoys.

3- Korean Tuna Power Bowl

Experience the ease of preparing a super simple, healthy, and delicious Korean tuna Power Bowl. Comprising brown rice, a medley of colorful veggies, and Korean tuna salad, all brought together with a delectable sesame dressing. This perfect, nutritious lunch can be ready in just 5 minutes!

4- Musaengchae (Spicy Radish Salad)

This Korean spicy radish salad serves as a straightforward side dish (banchan) that’s easy to assemble. It makes for a speedy alternative to kimchi and pairs wonderfully with bibimbap.

5- Korean Coleslaw Salad 

Indulge in the deliciousness of this Korean coleslaw recipe, ideal as a side, topping, or a light lunch on its own! Experience the kimchi-like flavors of this cabbage salad in just a few short minutes.


If you’re a fan of Korean cuisine, you’ve likely savored this Korean bean sprout salad before. A quintessential Korean side dish (banchan, 반찬), it’s often paired with Korean spinach salad and japchae, complementing dishes like bibimbap, bulgogi, or any BBQ meat.

7- Perilla Leaf Salad

This Korean perilla leaf kimchi is a simple side dish. It’s made by marinating perilla leaves in soy sauce and Korean red pepper flakes. It’s spicy, garlicky, and herby!

8- Spicy Pineapple Cucumber Salad

This Spicy Pineapple Cucumber Salad is a delightful blend of salty, sweet, and spicy flavors, making it an irresistible summer treat.

9- Korean Chicken Salad (Dak Nangchae)

Korean chicken salad is a favorite during the hot summer season in Korea. It features shredded poached chicken breast, cucumber, onion, and apple slices tossed in a tangy sesame mustard dressing. This mayo-free, light, and healthy chicken salad makes a perfect addition to BBQs and potluck parties.

10- Japchae – Korean Glass Noodle Stir-fry

Japchae is a Korean dish featuring stir-fried glass noodles, known for its vibrant mix of vegetables and savory flavors.

11- Ramen Noodle Salad

Sweet, tangy, and crunchy, this Asian Ramen Noodle Salad is an excellent side dish for summer potlucks, barbecues, or to complement your dinner any day of the week.

12- Gaji namul

Ready in under 10 minutes, this healthy and flavorful Korean steamed eggplant side dish is a must-try! Gaji namul is a popular Korean side dish, and its lip-smacking deliciousness is evident with every bite.

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