Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressing

I saw this recipe on Once Upon a Chef and thought it would pair nicely with the Honey, Lime, and Sriracha Chicken Skewers and the Sesame Garlic Wilted Spinach I was making for dinner. I adapted it a bit by using what I had on hand and we all loved it. It was simple to prepare and it tasted fantastic. We all, especially my kids, loved the peanut dressing – it was so delicious!  I will be making this salad again and again.

Combine the peanut butter, rice vinegar, lime juice, vegetable oil, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper flakes together in a bowl. Blend with an immersion blender until it’s creamy and smooth. Taste and season with salt or more honey, if needed. Cover and set aside to let the flavors mingle.

Combine the cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, cucumber, green onions, cilantro, and wonton stirps, to taste, together in a large bowl. Drizzle the peanut dressing on top, to taste, then toss to coat evenly. Serve and enjoy.

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Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressing

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 15 min.

Ingredients:

Thai Peanut Dressing:

2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled grated
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

Salad:

4 cups chopped cabbage
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
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro
Wonton strips, if desired

Directions:

Combine the peanut butter, rice vinegar, lime juice, vegetable oil, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper flakes together in a bowl. Blend with an immersion blender until it's creamy and smooth. Taste and season with salt or more honey, if needed. Cover and set aside to let the flavors mingle.

Combine the cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, cucumber, green onions, cilantro, and wonton stirps, to taste, together in a large bowl. Drizzle the peanut dressing on top, to taste, then toss to coat evenly. Serve and enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Once Upon a Chef