MEATLESS DISHES

Tangled Thai Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

2018年8月8日

Confession:  I cooked over my lunch break today.  It may be more of a confession that I actually took a lunch break!  My team stretches across all time zones, so most days, I will eat my lunch while on a conference call.  I’m REALLY trying to live in the moment more these days and to take time for me amidst all that’s going on.

So, for today, it meant that I made this salad.  And, that I pulled all the ingredients out of the fridge to make it happen.  I did pre-spiralize the beets and carrots, but the assembly did still take some time… and it was so worth it.

Tangled Thai Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Sweet ribbons of beets + crispy carrot strips + peanut sauce?  Yes, please!!  This dish is a flavorful thai slaw topped not only with a spicy peanut vinaigrette, but also with a peanuts, pistachios, and dried cranberries!  It’s like a party in a bowl!  Another confession:  I ate this for lunch and for dinner on Monday.  It was that good!

Tangled Thai Salad

Adapted from House and Home

Serves 3

INGREDIENTS

Tangled Thai Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

1 1/2 cup chopped napa cabbage

2 large peeled raw carrots, spiralized

1 large peeled raw yellow beet, spiralized

5 slices cucumber, cut into match-like strips

3 scallions, sliced

2 tsp chopped raw peanuts

1/4 cup dried Cranberries

2 Tbsp. pistachios, chopped

Cilantro to taste

For the Dressing

1 Tbsp. ginger, peeled and chopped

3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

3/4 tsp. sambal oelek (a South Asian chili sauce)

2 Tbsp. cilantro, densely packed

4 Tbsp. PB2

2 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. lime juice

1 Tbsp. rice vinegar

1 Tbsp. + 1/2 tsp. soy sauce

1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar

2 tsp. coconut milk

3/4 tsp. sesame oil

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup water

crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Pile the carrot and beet strands in a large bowl.  Add cabbage, cilantro, and cucumbers.  Toss to combine.

Tangled Thai Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Tangled Thai Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Tangled Thai Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

2.  In a blender or food processor, combine all of the salad dressing ingredients.  Blend well.

Tangled Thai Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Tangled Thai Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

3.  Place 2 cups of the salad mixture in a bowl, top with 2 Tbsp. dressing.  Top with a few of each: pistachios, cranberries, and peanuts.

Tangled Thai Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

4.  Optional:  Add grilled chicken, if you need more protein in your meal.

Tangled Thai Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing