I originally started this blog as a place to store tried and true recipes for my family. It didn't take long to discover how supportive and fun the blog community was and I became hooked! I rarely create my own recipes, but I still hope you'll enjoy the recipes that I find and tweak a bit.
I eat a salad for lunch almost every single day. I love filling a bowl full of bright greens and other colorful veggies for a healthy midday meal. But if you're going to have a salad every single day, you've got to be careful to keep it interesting, otherwise you'll get so bored that you'll end up coveting your sons mac and cheese and pigs in a blanket (not that I have ANY idea what that's like.)
This is a salad that I'm already looking forward to making again. I love peanut sauce, so to have an entire salad coated in it's velvety, sweet flavor is just heaven. There is a lot you can add to this salad to keep it fun, hot cooked rice noodles, crispy wonton strips, chopped sweet peppers, or you could sub shrimp or pork instead of chicken.
Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing
From The New Way to Cook Light
6 cups torn romaine lettuce
2 cups shredded skinless, boneless cooked chicken breast (go rotisserie!)
2 cups fresh bean sprouts
1 cup shredded carrot
3/4 cup sliced celery
2/3 cups light coconut milk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons lower sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/8 tablespoon ground red pepper
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts
4 lime wedges, optional
Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl. Combine coconut milk and next 5 ingredients (through red pepper) in a small saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes, or until mixture thickens slightly, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and cool 2 minutes. Pour warm coconut milk mixture over lettuce mixture. Sprinkle with peanuts, and serve with lime wedges, if desired. Serve immediately.