Monday, August 3, 2009

Thai Peanut Noodle Salad

I came across this website the other day and I just love it! All the recipes look tried and true and so yummy! This one turned out delish in my opinion, the dressing is to die for! We are having it again tonight. Oh, and I made it without chicken to have as a side. I will be perusing that site again for more recipes and will be sure to post the good ones!


8 oz Linguine Fini (or regular linguine) cooked
4 C shredded greens: any combo of napa cabbage, romaine lettuce or even spinach
2 C thinly sliced purple cabbage
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 yellow pepper, thinly sliced
1 medium carrot, julienned
1/2 medium cucumber, halved and sliced
1/4 of a red onion, thinly sliced
3 C diced grilled chicken
honey roasted peanuts (about 1/2 cup)

Cook pasta and run under cold water. Toss with a bit of oil to keep it from sticking. Mix up all veggies. Place pasta down in bowl first, then cover with the vegetables. Pour on the salad dressing and then add the peanuts.

Thai Peanut Salad Dressing (save some time and make this part ahead!)

1/2 C peanut butter
1 lime, juiced and zested
2 1/2 t sesame oil
1 T seasoned rice wine vinegar
2 T soy sauce
3 T honey
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 T minced ginger
1/2 C roughly chopped cilantro (stems and all)
1/2 C vegetable oil
1/4 t kosher salt
2-3 t sriracha chili sauce (I didn't use this)
2-4 T water

Blend all in blender and then refrigerate.

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