Thai Chicken Salad

Ingredients

It has been a long time since my last post! It has been so hot lately this seemed like a great idea for dinner. I could eat the dressing with a spoon out of the bowl!! I adapted it from a post from Creme de la Crumb. I did not know I was going to post until after it was all together so not many photos – but please try this.

Salad

  • 1 cup chopped green leaf lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped kale – or 1 additional cup other lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped green cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped red cabbage
  • ½ cup edamame (optional)
  • 1 carrot – grated
  • 2 bell peppers – I used red and yellow
  • 1 cup diced or shredded cooked chicken ( used left over grilled chicken, sliced)
  •  ½ cup wonton strips and/or crunchy noodles
  • 1/4 cup of chopped peanuts or sliced almonds (optional)

Peanut Dressing

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar ( I used Mirin)
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger (I used a frozen cube)
  • splash of fish sauce 
  • 2-3 tablespoons water – as needed, to thin

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine lettuce, kale, cabbage, green onions, edamame, cilantro, carrots, bell peppers, chicken, and wonton strips. 
  • In a food processor or blender combine all dressing ingredients and pulse 20-30 seconds. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time to thin, as needed. Pour over salad and toss just before serving. 

Notes

  • Don’t dress this salad until right before you’re going to eat it or it will run the risk of getting soggy too quickly. 
  • The dressing will keep in the mason jar for up to a week. Be sure to shake or whisk before using to combine any settled ingredients. 
  • Slice the cabbage into very thin pieces so that you can eat it without cutting your salad. 
  • Carrot matchsticks work well in this Thai salad but you could also use carrot dices or thin sliced rounds. 

One thought on “Thai Chicken Salad

  1. Thank you Susan

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