THAI CRUNCH SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING

 

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  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 30

Backstory

This recipe was inspired by the popular Thai Crunch Salad served at California Pizza Kitchen.

This is one of those recipes with a long list of ingredients but don’t let that deter you; you can use many of the prepared vegetables available at the supermarket today, and the dressing is quickly puréed in a blender.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information:

Per serving (4 servings)

Calories:282

Fat:18g

Saturated fat:2g

Carbohydrates:28g

Sugar:17g

Fiber:6g

Protein:7g

Sodium:505mg

Cholesterol:0mg

Ingredients

  • For the Thai Peanut Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, from one lime
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1-inch square piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • For the Salad:
  • 4 cups chopped Napa cabbage or shredded coleslaw mix (I like to toss in a little shredded red cabbage for color)
  • 1 cup prepared shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small English cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cooked and shelled edamame
  • 2 medium scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  • For the dressing, combine all of the ingredients except for the cilantro in a blender and process until completely smooth. Add the cilantro and blend for a few seconds until the cilantro is finely chopped. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • For the salad, combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine. If serving right away, drizzle the peanut dressing over top and toss; otherwise, serve the dressing on the side so the salad doesn't get soggy.

Categories: Misc. Salad 

Author Credit: Jennifer Segal

Website Credit: http://www.onceuponachef.com/2013/07/thai-crunch-salad-with-peanut-dressing.html

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