THAI PEANUT SALAD WITH CHICKEN

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salad4During Summer I am always trying to find fresh new salads to make. There’s something about fresh veggies from the farmers market and delicious flavors to try out. Plus, on hot days I love that I can eat an entire salad and not feel too heavy afterward. This salad is perfect for one of those days and the touch of mango adds a perfect bit of sweetness to the salad. This will definitely be a salad you will want to add to your list.

Ingredients:

Thai Chicken Salad Ingredients:

  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 (large) carrot, julienned or shredded
  • 1 red pepper, cored and julienned (or diced)
  • 1 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews or peanuts

Peanut Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (if you are gluten-free, use GF soy sauce or tamari)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • pinch of red pepper flakes

Directions:

To Make The Salad:

Toss all salad ingredients together until combined. Drizzle with dressing or toss to combine, then serve immediately.

To Make The Dressing:

Whisk all ingredients together until combined. If the dressing is too thick, add hot water a teaspoon at a time until it reaches the consistency you desire.

 

Adapted From Gimme Some Oven

  • This looks amazing! I will definitely be giving this a try. Great photos too, by the way!

    seeshopeatdo.com

  • Drooling! I have been obsessed with quick, light salads as of late- it’s too hot to cook! This one fits the bill. Your dressing has a nice consistency- every time I try to make peanut dressing, it’s too gloopy- guess it needs more (and hot) water. Thanks for the tip!

    Kira

  • This looks so good! I’m already putting the ingredients I don’t have on my shopping list!

  • Sara Mueller

    I love Thai food! Definitely making this salad in this weather. Thanks for sharing and beautiful photos!

  • Your photos and the salad are equally beautiful, and I’m adding this to my meal-planning list for next week! Looks delicious, healthy + easy to make!

    Jacy
    http://www.lovelenore.com