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Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Yield 2 servings
"These ingredients reflect the types of food my family enjoys year-round—fresh herbs and vegetables from our garden and local farmers. Sometimes we add chopped cooked chicken or my husband's fresh fish catch of the day for a main dish." —Maureen Nibecker, Honokaa, Hawaii

Ingredients

  • Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong)
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons dry-roasted peanuts
  • Salad:
  • 2 cups mixed baby salad greens
  • 1/2 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons vertically sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • 6 baby carrots, peeled
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, quartered

Nutrition Information

  • calories 160
  • fat 8.2 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 3.6 g
  • polyfat 2.8 g
  • protein 6.4 g
  • carbohydrate 18.4 g
  • fiber 4.6 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 2.1 mg
  • sodium 554 mg
  • calcium 68 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare dressing, combine the first 8 ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Add peanuts; process 10 seconds.

  2. To prepare salad, divide greens and remaining ingredients evenly between 2 serving plates. Drizzle each salad with 1/4 cup dressing.