Chopped Peanut SaladJun 28, 2022
Chopped peanut salad featuring an assortment of colorful vegetables and a flavourful peanut dressing.
There are no rules when it comes to making this colorful, chopped peanut salad! Add a variety of vegetables, grains, protein, and even additional nuts and seeds to make it your own! Let's dive into some variations:
- Vegetables: We used bell peppers, bean sprouts, carrots, cabbage, and frozen edamame. Other options might include kale, spinach, or cucumber!
- Carb: we obtain some carbs from the edamame and vegetables but you could add boost the carbs in the salad by tossing in cooked quinoa, rice noodles, or soba noodles.
- Fats: the dressing is flexible and can be made with your nut butter of choice such as almond butter, tahini, or cashew butter instead of peanut butter. You can even top the salad with slivered almonds, sesame seeds, or cashews instead of peanuts!
- Protein: there is some protein from the edamame but we recommend adding a source of protein like salmon, chicken, or shrimp if you are enjoying it as a meal rather than a side dish!
- Make the dressing by either whisking the ingredients together or adding them into a small blender and blending until smooth. Let the dressing chill in the fridge while you prep the vegetables!
- Wash, chop, and slice the vegetables and defrost the frozen edamame.
- Combine the vegetables and edamame with the dressing and top with optional peanuts for garnish and crunch!
Enjoy this salad as a side dish or top with a protein source like chicken, shrimp, or salmon for a complete meal. We love this recipe with our Maple Glazed Salmon!
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