Thai Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

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WHAT'S SPECIAL
This refreshing and colorful salad brings together a symphony of textures and flavors, showcasing the crispness of julienned vegetables, the earthy richness of edamame, and the satisfying crunch of roasted peanuts.

Thai Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

Embark on a culinary adventure to the vibrant streets of Thailand with this Thai Salad featuring a luscious Peanut Butter Dressing.
What ties it all together is the decadent Peanut Butter Dressing, infusing the dish with the perfect blend of creaminess and savory notes. Join us as we explore the art of Thai cuisine, where freshness meets indulgence in a bowl that's both nutritious and a feast for the senses.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 1 large salad bowl
  • 1 small bowl

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 carrots
  • ½ red cabbage
  • 2 avocados
  • 4 radishes
  • 1 cup edamame
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts
  • sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

Peanut butter dressing

  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ lime juice
  • 2 tbsp water (adjust for desired consistency)
  • 2 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the Vegetables: julienne the cucumber and carrots. Thinly slice the purple cabbage. Slice the avocados and the radishes. Steam the edamame and let them cool. Combine all the vegetables in a large salad bowl.
  • Add Herbs: add chopped cilantro to the salad bowl. Toss the ingredients together to evenly distribute the colors and textures.
  • Make the Peanut Butter Dressing: in a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey or maple syrup, and minced garlic. Add water gradually until you achieve your desired dressing consistency.
  • Combine and Toss: pour the peanut butter dressing over the salad and toss everything together until the vegetables are well coated with the dressing.
  • Garnish: sprinkle crushed roasted peanuts over the salad for added crunch. If desired, garnish with sesame seeds.
  • Serve: plate the Thai salad in individual servings. Optionally, you can top it with additional cilantro, mint, and a few more crushed peanuts.

Notes

  • Customize the salad with additional ingredients like chicken, tofu, or shrimp for added protein.
  • Adjust the sweetness and saltiness of the dressing to suit your taste.
  • Make extra dressing and store it in the refrigerator for future use.
Keyword Dairy free, gluten free, Healthy, Salad, Thai

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