THAI CRUNCH SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING

 

  • Cooking Time:
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 30

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.

Notes

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

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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