Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mixed Salad with Peanut Dressing

I'm not a big fan of peanut butter and this is not the famous Indonesian salad, Gado Gado. My visit to the Farmers Market on Sunday, motivated me to prepare a pest-free salad. I do give some credit to the lady selling salad at a food counter in the Farmers Market for cropping the peanut dressing idea......
I've used peanuts before in a dry powdered form; but never have I used it as a paste. Though I have tasted peanut chutney  and raita made of chutney, which is mostly coconut and mint based, common in South India; but never have I thought of using it in a salad.
There are no restrictions on what kind of veggies you would like to use...go ahead and use anything that you like or prefer.




2 cups of finely chopped Purple cabbage
1 cup of finely chopped red pepper
1 cup boiled of sweet potato, cut into pieces(optional)
1 cup boiled sweet corn
4-5 stems boiled asparagus, chopped into big pieces
1/2 fresh mint leaves

for the dressing
4tbs roasted peanuts (with or without skin)
1tbs soy sauce
1tbs tahini
1tbs honey
1tbs sesame oil
1tsp chilli flakes
1tbs red wine vinegar
salt to taste

Blend all the ingredients for the dressing in a blender into a fine paste. Take all the veggies in a bowl and mix with the prepared dressing. Keep some dressing aside to use while serving. Serve cold or at room temperature, topped with the remaining dressing. Serves 2.




My tastebuds: I liked the crunchiness and the nice saucy mixture to the salad. Although, a rare combination which was never tried or tasted by me.

This is my submission to this week's Souper Sundays hosted by Kahakai Kitchen and to Heart n Soul, hosted by Girlichef.

10 comments:

  1. Very inviting salad, am drooling here..

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  2. hey wonderful recipe--- first time to your beautiful space and loving it !

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  3. yummy salad--- loved the ingredients for the dressing!

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  4. This salad looks crunchy and really delicious. I love nuts and nut butter dressings--so savory and good. Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays.
    ;-)

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  5. Fantastic food photos. Love the layout of the blog too. Cheers, Kalyan

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  6. What is a pest-free salad? No bugs? No pesticides? This is such a fantastic sounding dressing. I get so tired of the same old thing. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  7. I have to try that dressing! Thanks.

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  8. Thank you every one for dropping by and liking the dressing :)

    @ Butterpoweredbike: pest-free means all veggies used are organic and pesticide free

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  9. Oh wow...I can't even express how much I love peanuts....and to be able to put them together with a salad! Thanks for a great recipe and for sharing at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  10. This looks really fresh, crunchy and delicious, and I love the idea of the peanut dressing. Definitely one to try.
    Sue :-)

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