Avoid boredom and change up your salad routine with a sweet and spicy peanut dressing, crunchy peanuts and chow mein noodles.
With my new kitchen still not fully situated, baking has been thwarted. But that may be a good thing until I can get back into my regular gym routine. Yes I am still slacking on the decision as to which gym to join. I think it is partly due to knowing that gyms always get crazy busy in January and if I wait a little longer maybe it’ll die down. In the mean time, I’ve started jumping on the healthier eating train (to balance out those Taco Bell trips). To satisfy the sudden onset of a Thai craving I made this salad full of chicken, carrots, red bell pepper, peanuts, and chow mein noodles. Then top it off with a sweet yet spicy peanut dressing.
One year ago: My Dad’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Two years ago: Mini Meyer Lemon Sticky Rolls
Four years ago: Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque
CRUNCHY THAI CHICKEN SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING
2 romaine lettuce hearts, washed and chopped
1 small radicchio, washed and chopped
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1 red bell pepper, sliced
2 cooked chicken breasts, sliced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, for garnish
1/4 cup chow mein noodles, for garnish
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
2 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
Juice of 1 lime
1/8 tsp sriracha, or to taste
- Toss all ingredients for salad into a large serving bowl.
- For the dressing, in a medium bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, lime juice and sriracha. Slowly whisk in hot water until dressing is the consistency you want.
- Divide salad into 4 bowls. Drizzle dressing over salad, top with peanuts and chow mein noodles, and serve.
Source: Adapted slightly from Lauren’s Latest.
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