Rainbow Salad With Thai Peanut Butter Salad Dressing | Asian Salad

Colorful, fresh, crunchy vegetables, grilled tofu and noodle salad with a spicy and tantalizing Thai peanut salad dressing recipe. This salad is a treat for the eyes as much as the taste buds.

Rainbow salad will light up your day! You eat with your eyes first, it’s true especially for this salad. It gives you a lot of colorful vegetables in one serving taking care of a wide array of Vitamins and minerals. The dressing is quite extra ordinary. The sweet and the nutty from the peanut butter, the salty from the soy sauce, the spicy from the chili and the tangy from lemon. The result is lip smackingly good! The spicy Thai peanut butter salad dressing is to die for. It’s sweet, tangy, spicy and so so flavorful. In this recipe we learn how to make spicy Thai peanut salad dressing recipe?

Tofu provides the protein in this salad, making it a complete and balanced meal. I love silken Tofu but it’s taste may not go well with everyone. Here, I have grilled the Tofu after marinating it in the Thai peanut sauce. The marinade makes it drool-worthy. It’s almost like eating a satay!

You may also want to check out three beautiful salads which are part of my Healthy Salad 4 Way Video below. Watermelon and Feta Salad With Mint Recipe, Buttermilk Green Goddess Pasta Salad Recipe and Golden Honey Mustard Salad Dressing Recipe

 

Rainbow Salad With Thai Peanut Butter Salad Dressing

Colorful, fresh, crunchy vegetables, grilled tofu and noodle salad with a spicy and tantalizing Thai peanut salad dressing recipe.

Course Salad
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Nandita

Ingredients

For Salad

  • 1/4 cup Red Cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Capsicum thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Red and Yellow Bell Pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Rice noodles or regular noodles boiled
  • 1/4 cup Carrot thinly sliced
  • 50 gms Tofu (Paneer/Cooked Chicken) cubed
  • Black sesame seeds for garnish
  • Red chilies for garnish

For Spicy Peanut Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 tsp Red chilies chopped or Red chili flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Honey for added sweetness if required
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing by blending together the dressing ingredients. Add water if required for a nice and semi thick consistency.
  2. Marinate pieces of Tofu in half of this mixture and grill them or pan sear them for a nice and charred taste. Char them on high heat for less time otherwise the Tofu may become chewy.
  3. Now mix all the salad ingredients, grilled tofu and pour the dressing on the salad.
  4. Enjoy warm tofu with fresh cold salad.

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