I made as written and enjoyed the salad. The dressing was a little acidic so I might add a little honey or sugar next time. Depending on what I serve it with, I would also cut back on the hot sauce as it was a little too spicy when served with a spicy main course.
It wasn't like the salad dressing at my favorite Thai Restaurant. I'm thinking of adding honey or sugar the next go around. I also added shrimp to the salad, which can be a stand alone meal or complement another dish.
I made this last night and it was so good that I will make a double batch of this dressing again today just to have it on hand for salads this week. It was good, but I think this time I'll cut the chili in half because it was almost so spicy you couldn't taste the other flavors. The dressing will make a good sauce for other dishes too.
The peanut dressing is absolutely excellent and can be used successfully on virtually any combination of salad vegetables. Love it when there's leftover dressing so I always make extra. I followed the recipe exactly for the dressing, then added additional peanut butter, left out the sprouts in the salad but added cold boiled shrimp for a one dish meal. I would definitely make this again.