Chopped Asian Peanut Salad with Homemade Peanut Dressing

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The only kitchen skills you need for this Chopped Asian Peanut Salad are chopping ingredients and shaking salad dressing!

Thai Chopped Salad, Barbecue Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad and Easy Apple Spinach Salad are a few salads I’ve come up with that you need in your life.

Chopped Asian Peanut Salad with Homemade Peanut Dressing
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Chopped Asian Peanut Salad

Good morning! We had an exciting weekend with our chicks hatching in our incubator! I’m planning on taking pictures and telling you all about their birth story soon. They are the cutest little fluff balls this side of the Mississippi, though I might be a little biased. While you are waiting for a chick post, you can enjoy this fabulous Chopped Asian Peanut Salad with Homemade Peanut Dressing.

This salad is super versatile and would be awesome with the addition of Chow Mein noodles (you know, those “fried worms” as my dad used to call them), mandarin orange pieces and even mushrooms. Make it how you like and enjoy the simple beauty of a homemade dressing. This is just a lot of chopping and for the dressing you just toss everything in a mason jar and give it a good shake. Simple, healthy, delicious, real food.

Some of the moms in my community get together once a month or so in someone’s backyard and have a potluck lunch with our kids. The moms talk, the kids play, it’s a glorious treat for all. I took this salad to the last lunch bunch gathering and it was a big hit.

What can I substitute in the case of a peanut allergy?

For peanut allergies, you can substitute cashews or almonds and use nut butter instead of the peanut butter.

Can salads be main dishes?

Yes! When making salads main dishes, I like to beef them up a bit. This would be a great main dish with the addition of some shredded cooked chicken, fried tofu, or grilled shrimp.

How do I prepare homemade salad dressing?

Pro tip: I like to add everything to a mason jar, add the lid, then shake to combine. Shake well before using. You can also store any extra salad dressing in a covered mason jar as well.

Chopped Asian Peanut Salad with Homemade Peanut Dressing
5 from 1 vote

Chopped Asian Peanut Salad

The only kitchen skills you need for this Chopped Asian Peanut Salad are chopping ingredients and shaking salad dressing!
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 5

Ingredients 

For the Dressing

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter, natural works great
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely minced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, more or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

For the Salad

  • 6 cups finely shredded cabbage, red, green, or a mix
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet bell pepper
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • Chow Mein noodles, mandarin oranges, and mushrooms would also be fabulous in this
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Instructions 

  • For the salad: Add all of your ingredients to a bowl and toss to combine. Or you can add the cabbage to a shallow bowl and then line the toppings on top (this is what I did), toss before serving.
  • For the dressing: Add everything to a mason jar, add the lid, shake to combine. Shake well before using. Adjust salt, pepper, and vinegar to taste, adding more as you like.
  • You can dress the salad right before serving (the recipe makes more than you will need) or you can let everyone dress their own, pouring the dressing right out of your mason jar. I like to let everyone add their own dressing.

Notes

  • For peanut allergies, you can substitute cashews or almonds and use nut butter instead of the peanut butter.
  • This would be a great main dish too with the addition of some shredded cooked chicken, fried tofu, or grilled shrimp.
  • You could double the dressing and use it as a marinade for chicken or shrimp, that would be really good!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 of 5 servings, Calories: 318kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Sodium: 803mg, Potassium: 493mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 4516IU, Vitamin C: 46mg, Calcium: 75mg, Iron: 2mg
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7 Comments

  1. Alex says:

    Yum! Homemade peanut dressing is my favorite. I literally eat it on everything haha 🙂

    1. Melissa says:

      Me too! I love it on all things roasted veggies!

  2. Jen Thompson says:

    One of the best salads I have ever had! Thanks for sharing!

  3. lacier77 says:

    This salad looks delicious! I’ve never thought to use peanut butter for a salad dressing. I’m gonna have to try this! Chow Mein noodles would be great. I wonder if you could use uncooked Ramen noodles for some crunch? I always have those on hand. On another note…Your site blows up to full size on my phone now!

    1. Melissa says:

      Lacie- the PB makes the dressing thicker and kinda stick to things, SO GOOD! And YES! I just got a fancy new mobile site and I hope it’s awesome. Let me know if you see any hickups!

    2. Tejal says:

      5 stars
      I made this recipe and was super duper hit ??? I used crunchy peanut butter for dressing instead of creamy and also put salted peanuts along with red n green cabbage and shredded carrots. Tastes excellent ?

    3. Melissa says:

      Hooray! And I love the chunky peanut butter tip, I bet that’s awesome in it. So going to try that next time I make it.