A summer salad that tastes great and travels well.
Thai Peanut Salad
8 oz Whole grains spaghetti or linguine noodles or I use brown rice noodles
4-6 C shredded greens=spinach, romaine, nappa cabbage (I like crisp romaine lettuce
and nappa cabbage)
2 C thinly sliced purple cabbage
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 medium carrot, cut in little matchsticks ( or you can buy them already cut for you by
Bottlehouse, I LOVE them for salads)
1/2 C of corn (it is best cut right off the cob, raw)
1/2 medium cucumber, halved and sliced
2-3 green onions
1 1/2 C baked tofu, or cubed chicken
1/4-1/2 C honey sesame cashews from Trader Joes, or roasted salted peanuts
Bring your water to a boil. When the water is boiling generously, salt the water. Add the
noodles and cook according to package directions.
While you are waiting for your noodles to cook, chop all of your veggies.
When the noodles are done run cold water over them. When the noodles are cool toss all
of the salad ingredients together in the dressing and serve.
Or if you want to take it on a summer adventure….
Layer the salad in a mason jar. Start with the dressing. Next the red pepper, purple
cabbage, noodles, cucumbers, corn, green onions, nappa cabbage, lettuce, and the nuts
Thai Peanut Salad Dressing
1/2 C peanut butter, natural no hydrogenated oils and sugar added 1 lime, juiced and
2 1/2 t sesame oil
2 T seasoned rice wine vinegar
2 T soy sauce
3 T honey or spicy jam I like peach jalapeno jam
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 T minced ginger
1/2 C roughly chopped cilantro (stems and all)
1/2 C grape seed oil
1/4 t sea salt*
2-3 t sriracha chili sauce*, omit if using the spicy jam
2-4 T water* or rice vinegar
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
**If you want the dressing spicier add more sriracha, if you aren’t into spice start out
tsp and add to taste from there.
**The water thins the dressing out to the best consistency. I like to add more rice
instead of water.
**Some peanut butters vary in salt the dressing before you add the salt and see if it