If you are like me, you LOVE yummy Salads! I think they are great to throw together and know that I am getting a healthy meal in for my family with lots of veggies & flavor! Salads do not have to be the boring iceberg lettuce with ranch dressing. Nothing wrong with that, if that’s what you like, but there isn’t much nutrition in it either.
Try to experiment with different vegetables for you salad. Add some fruit, nuts, cheese…mix it up! I also like to make my own dressings. Not only does it save money, but I know what is in it! Have you ever looked at the ingredient list on a bottle of salad dressing? I would rather spend and extra 5 minutes to make it myself and know what we are putting into our bodies!
This salad was definitely a HIT with my family! I will be making it again! It does make a HUGE bowl, so you may want to make 1/2 of the recipe. (We are a family of 7.) I will say I am loving the leftovers for my lunch the past 2 days. The cabbage base is still crunchy like the first day!
Chopped Thai Salad with Peanut Sauce makes a huge bowl
(For the Salad)
1/2 green cabbage, thinly sliced and chopped
1/2 purple cabbage, thinly sliced and chopped
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
1 bunch of green onions, chopped,
2 red peppers, diced
4 cups shredded carrots
2 lbs grilled sirloin steak (or grilled chicken breast)
peanuts (I add to each individual salad)
(For the Peanut Sauce)
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
3 Tbsp. coconut aminos or soy sauce
juice from 1 lime
2 Tbsp. coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 cup water**
**If you refrigerate the sauce it will thicken a bit, you may want to add a tiny bit of water to thin before using.
Toss all the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl and mix well. Grill your steak or chicken breast, then slice. For the sauce, toss all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. I like to keep salad, meat, sauce and peanuts all separate until I am ready to eat. Put the salad on your plate or in a bowl, top with meat, peanuts and sauce. Once I have my salad put together, I like to stir to make sure the sauce is on every piece!
21 Day Fix: Salad: measure with your green container. Meat: measure with your red container. Peanuts: measure in orange container. Sauce: 2 tsps of sauce= 1 tsp on the fix (since it is half peanut butter, half water.)
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