Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Rose Nguyen
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

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Ratings & Reviews

sukeedog's Review

November 02, 2013

MsPord's Review

March 21, 2013

KitchenMaster's Review

April 06, 2012

LCherry's Review

February 28, 2012
This was excellent. I had to use crunchy peanut butter because I didn't have dried peanuts but I don't think it made any difference.

dsturla's Review

February 13, 2012
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.

SkitzoidLady's Review

June 09, 2011
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.

seattlemama's Review

August 02, 2009
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.

sonora's Review

July 24, 2009
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.

Rockabilly's Review

May 22, 2009
This salad makes a good change from everyday salads. I quite liked it, although it's not a recipe I would make every week or even month. Very good, occasionally.

TeresaMichelsen's Review

May 13, 2009
A bit too vinegary for me; fine, but not my favorite dressing.