Asian Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

Asian Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

This is a delicious colourful salad full of crunchy healthy vegetables. And the sweet, salty, sour and just slightly spicy peanut butter dressing is so good that it will make you want to have this salad over and over again! 

Asian Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

This Asian Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing can be enjoyed as a light meal or you can add some protein like grilled chicken, shrimp or even tofu to make this a more substantial dish. There are many ingredients in this salad and although it takes a bit of time to prepare it, it does make a lot and will last a few days (without the dressing) in the refrigerator.  Just perfect for a quick healthy lunch.

Asian Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

The recipe makes quite a bit of peanut butter dressing, make sure to keep it refrigerated and it will last for days. Did I mention how delicious this dressing is?

If you love peanut butter dressing as much as I do, you should try it on top of this.

Asian Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Author: Sweet and Savoury Pursuits, recipe for dressing adapted from White on Rice Couple

Ingredients:

Asian Salad:

  • 6 cups of chopped Napa cabbage
  • 3 cups bean sprouts
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped peanuts, more to taste

Peanut Butter Dressing:

  •  1/2 cup all natural peanut butter (or regular)
  • 3 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs. fish sauce
  • 1 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped peanuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup water (more for a thinner dressing)
Directions:

Combine and toss all of the washed and chopped vegetables in a large bowl.

In the blender, add all of the dressing ingredients and blend until all ingredients are well blended and dressing is smooth.  When ready to serve add desired amount of dressing on salad and toss.

Note that you will need to thin out the dressing with a bit of water after it has been refrigerated.  Just add a few drops of water at a time and mix well until you have the desired consistency.

Enjoy!

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24 thoughts on “Asian Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

  1. More Time at the Table July 19, 2014 at 7:02 pm Reply

    Looking lovely. What a great salad. Thanks for coming to moretimeatthetable.com!

  2. Traditionally Modern Food July 11, 2014 at 12:51 pm Reply

    Refreshing colorful salad, Fida:) peanut butter dressing sounds interesting

    • Sweet and Savoury Pursuits July 11, 2014 at 4:55 pm Reply

      Thank you, it was really delicious, I could eat it over and over again and not get bored with it :)

  3. flippenblog July 1, 2014 at 4:33 pm Reply

    I can literally taste this!

  4. Kloesunny @ Kloe's Kitchen May 24, 2014 at 3:11 pm Reply

    This salad looks absolutely amazing! We are going to try to eat lots of veggies this summer, and this looks like a recipe we might be trying soon. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Amy (Savory Moments) May 3, 2014 at 7:21 am Reply

    Your salad looks very fresh and flavorful! I love the peanut butter dressing, too.

  6. frankiesfeast May 1, 2014 at 9:55 am Reply

    This looks lovely, so vibrant and colourful!

  7. lapetitecasserole May 1, 2014 at 12:11 am Reply

    Yesterday I had a salad with peanut butter dressing…. I ate until the last drop of that amazing dressing. I’ve never made it by myself, I’m going to try, thanks for the recipe!

    • Sweet and Savoury Pursuits May 1, 2014 at 10:05 am Reply

      The peanut butter dressing is easy to make, I just put everything in the blender. This recipe makes quite a bit of dressing so you will have plenty to store in the refrigerator. The only thing I found is that I had to thin it out with a bit of water when I came to use it the next day. I hope you like the dressing!

  8. Ngan R. April 29, 2014 at 10:11 pm Reply

    My kind of salad, light and packed with all that peanuty goodness. Your salad is gorgeous with all those colors and it looks like it has a ton of crunch too. Delicious!

  9. Rachel @LittleChefBigAppetite April 29, 2014 at 3:15 pm Reply

    What a beautiful salad! I love the flavors here :)

  10. nancyc April 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm Reply

    The peanut butter dressing sounds wonderful! :)

  11. lapetitepaniere April 29, 2014 at 7:46 am Reply

    This salad looks delicious especially with all those bright colors and the peanut butter dressing :)

    • Sweet and Savoury Pursuits April 29, 2014 at 7:49 am Reply

      Thank you! The crunchy vegetables and peanut butter dressing really makes this salad addictive :)

  12. Patty Nguyen April 29, 2014 at 12:10 am Reply

    Ooh, this looks so tasty, Fida! I’m always on the lookout for peanut sauce recipes! Thank you! :)

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