Thai-Style Chopped Peanut Salad
This salad is so tasty! (I served it to a group of friends the other night and one of them referred to it as “addictive” :)
It resembles a salad roll with peanut dipping sauce that you would get in a Thai restaurant. I recommend adding your own cooked protein to make it a full meal.
Peanut Dressing Ingredients:
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or tamari*
1 tablespoon honey (or maple syrup or agave nectar)
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1-2 teaspoon sriracha
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 clove garlic roughly chopped
1–2 tablespoons water if needed to reach desired consistency
Blend in a blender until everything is combined well and creamy. Add a little water to thin a bit so you can pour it.
Makes about 3/4 cup
Below are rough measurements for 4 entree size salads. Feel free to riff on each ingredient to your own taste, adding more or less as desired.
8 c. Thinly sliced red and/or green cabbage
2-4 carrots, grated
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2-1 pkg frozen Edamame, cooked and cooled
Herbs: chopped cilantro, Thai basil, mint-be generous here, the herbs make it!!
1/2-ish cup roasted peanuts, chopped, to garnish
Lime wedges, to garnish
Your choice of cooked protein, if you want to make it a full meal (reccommended!) Ideas are: grilled chicken breast or thighs, air fried tofu, sliced flank steak, or sautéed shrimp.
Combine everything through the chopped herbs in a large bowl and mix well. Divide onto plates and top with chopped peanuts, additional herbs, cooked protein and lime wedges. Drizzle on the amazing peanut dressing and enjoy!