Winter Salad with Thai Dressing

Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
No cooking involved
2-3 persons

Crisp, satisfying and full of nutrients! This crunchy Thai salad tossed in a creamy peanut dressing will be your new salad addiction. Each bite contains a powerhouse of fresh superfoods and a peanut flavor punch to match.

If you are looking for a quick, wholesome and exciting meal that you can enjoy for dinner, this salad will make your taste buds super happy. A few chops with your chef’s knife and a blend of the sauce, and you’ve got your next veggie-packed meal ready in minutes.

  • Lettuce: ¼ cup (chopped)
  • Sweet Corn: ¼ cup (chopped)
  • Raw mango: ¼ cup (chopped)
  • Bell peppers: ¼ cup (chopped)
  • Carrot: ¼ cup (chopped)
  • Roasted peanut: ¼ cup crushed (optional)

For the Dressing

  • Peanut butter: 3 tbsp (optional, can add crushed peanuts)
  • Thai basil: ¼ cup (finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves: ¼ cup
  • Green onions: ¼ cup (chopped)
  • Thai Green or red chilly: ½tsp
  • Garlic cloves: 3-4
  • Ginger: 1 inch (or more per taste)
  • Lemon juice: 4-5 tbsp
  • Honey: 2-3 tsp
  • Rock Salt: to taste
  • Lemongrass: chopped or lemon leaves (optional)
  • Take all the cut and chopped salad ingredients and place in a bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the veggies just before serving.
  • Garnish with crushed peanuts if you like.

The dressing: For peanut butter see detailed recipe here.

  • For peanut butter dressing - take homemade peanut butter, mix with honey and lemon juice.
  • Add some water to make a pouring consistency.
  • Take all other ingredients in a pestle.
  • Crush well so that juices of chilly, onions and ginger mesh well.
  • Mix with the peanut butter dressing. Stir well.

If you do not have peanut butter, don’t worry. Just mix all the dressing ingredients with crushed peanuts and blend well in a mixie!

Or simply crush everything in a pestle, mix with lemon, honey and salt and pour over salad.

Eating guide:

  • Food group: Vegetables and legumes
  • Veggies, are loaded with enzymes and high water content. They aid in digestion and act as daily dose of vitamins and minerals
  • Peanuts is your legume category. These are whole foods and great addition for much needed protein and fiber and natural fats.

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04:29 AM | 01-12-2018

Thanks for sharing same, peanut is my favorite nut and I am surely going to make this. Thanks

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