I love salad. So much that my kids ask, “Mom, are you having salad again?” Then they sigh. Clearly, according to them I’ve reached my salad quota. But hey, I’m the boss (I think…) and I just received some beautiful big salad bowls from my super lovely sister-in-law for my bday, so I’m going to eat another salad.
Now, let me tell you about this oh so delicious asian salad with tamari peanut dressing. It’s perfectly filling. Loaded with good stuff like peppers and avocados and fresh mint…it’s also just the right amount of crunchy with chopped iceberg, crushed peanuts and sesame seeds to garnish. Enjoy!
Asian Salad with Tamari Peanut Dressing
- 2 cups iceberg lettuce chopped
- 2 cups green leaf salad — I use arugula here
- 1/2 red bell pepper washed and chopped
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper washed and chopped
- 1 cup shredded carrot
- 1/4 cup fresh mint roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts roughly crushed - throw them in a ziplock bag and roll a rolling pin over them once or twice
- 1 ripe avocado sliced lengthwise, pitted and chopped into bites
- 1 tsp black sesame seeds to garnish
- 1 tsp sesame seeds to garnish
- 2 tbsp walnut oil sub - olive oil
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 tbsp cold filtered water
- 1 tbsp tamari sub - soya
- 1 tbsp maple syrup sub - honey
- 1 small clove of garlic minced
- juice of half a lime
- In a large mixing bowl, toss salads, veggies, mint, avocado and peanuts.
- In a small mason jar, combine dressing ingredients and shake vigorously until well combined and smooth.
- Pour dressing over salad and toss until really well coated—don't skimp on the dressing!
- Divid into two lovely big salad bowls to serve as a main for two or leave in larger bowl to serve as a side. Garnish with black and white sesame seeds. Enjoy!