A clean, fresh and healthy Asian chopped salad recipe with yummy Thai flavors! Combine it with the best bright and tangy peanut ginger lime dressing! Adapted from Pinch of Yum.
Isn’t a colorful salad the centerpiece of every dinner table? I feel so good after eating lots of raw greens and veggies. Helps with mommy brain and every other little block and ache ?
OK, granted. A few kids (and husbands?) might disagree with my love for salads. But with the right recipe you never know. The little ones might just turn into tiny salad monsters!
This thai chopped salad is exactly one of the recipes you should try for a salad-avoiding family. The thai peanut salad dressing is so creamy and delicious, no kid can say no to this!
What You Need to Make This Thai Peanut Ginger Chopped Salad
You’d think you need some special chopping device to make a really good chopped vegetable salad. But that’s not the case at all! The only chopped salad tool you need is a big, sharp knife. if you click on this link*, you can see exactly which one I’m using every day!
The other thing you need is of course a chopping board. I love using wooden ones, and I feel like my knife’s blade gets dull a lot faster with the plastic chopping boards! We have plenty of cheap IKEA chopping boards. You can see my favorite ones right here and here.
For the dressing, and any salad dressing recipe for that matter, I love using my immersion stick blender! This is the one I have* and I know it’s a bit pricey! But I love it for whenever I don’t want to dirty the blender or food processor, especially when making sauces and dressings!
As for ingredients, the list might look a little long. But I promise, delicious and flavorful homemade salad dressings alway look a little intimidating at the first glance! They are really worth it though.
I always buy our peanut butter all-natural, like this one*. That’s something you want to watch out for in this recipe, if you’re using a peanut spread you might need to thin out the sauce a little more and blend the dressing a bit longer.
What to Look Out For When Making This Chopped Salad Recipe
★ Make sure you’re using a large enough bowl to toss the salad in the end. Otherwise it always ends up messy!
★ The snap peas really only need one minute in the boiling water. If you cook them for too long (and this has happened to me before!) they end up soggy, and that’s something you really want to avoid in a salad!
★ The key to any chopped salad recipes is, well, the chopping ? I love the peppers and sugar snaps in strips in this salad, but the salad tastes amazing if you chop them finer for a more “even” feeling as well.
★ For young kids you can easily leave out the optional child paste and ginger root. The dressing will have less of a kick and be more creamy and sweet for them.
I originally posted this thai salad recipe on January 12th 2015. I updated the post on January 4th 2016 because it’s a much under-appreciated recipe on Savory Nothings and I really want you to try it ? Thanks for your ongoing support!
Thai Peanut Ginger Chopped Salad Recipe
- 3 1/2 ounces sugar snap peas thinly sliced lengthwise, 100g
- 1 red bell pepper deseeded and thinly sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper deseeded and thinly sliced
- 2 large carrots shredded
- 1/2 cup cilantro chopped, 25g
- 2 1/2 cups mixed baby salad greens roughly chopped, 75g
- 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts roughly chopped
To Make the Dressing
- 1/3 cup peanut oil canola works too
- piece A small of fresh ginger root peeled
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon roasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon chili paste optional
- Fill a medium sized bowl with ice cold water and bring a small pot of water to the boil. Add the sliced sugar snap peas to the boiling water and cook for one minute. Drain and put into the bowl with ice cold water for five minutes before draining again.
- Make the dressing by blending all ingredients together in a small food processor or with the help of an immersion blender.
- Toss all salad ingredients together in a bowl and add the dressing just before serving.
Nutrition (this is an estimate)
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