Mango Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

mangosalad

This delicious summer-y salad is packed with nutrients.  Just look at those colors!

And what’s not to love about peanut sauce? Seriously…

Salad Ingredients

1 mango, diced
1 head butter lettuce, coarsely chopped (or your choice of salad greens)
1 red pepper, diced
1/2 cup red cabbage, shredded
1 small cucumber, diced
2 carrots, shredded
1/2 c edamame (shelled)
1 avocado, diced
2 scallions, chopped
1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
1 tsp black sesame seeds, for garnish

 
Dressing Ingredients

1/2 cup creamy all natural peanut butter
3/4 cup coconut milk
1-2 TBSP Sambal, to taste (red chili paste)
2 TBSP lime juice
1 TBSP brown sugar or to taste
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBSP minced fresh ginger
2 TBSP soy sauce

Instructions

Combine the dressing ingredients in a saucepan and whisk over low heat combined. If necessary, add water or vegetable broth to thin to desired consistency. Tranfers to a covered bowl/container and refrigerate.

Combine salad ingredients except for sesame seeds in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing and garnish with sesame seeds.

 

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Creamy Cashew Salad Dressing

Bottled salad dressing are usually loaded with unhealthy ingredients. Try making your own instead.
Creamy Cashew Salad Dressing
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Soy Milk (or other plant milk)
  • 1 cup Raw Cashews
  • 1 large Lemon, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard
  • 1 or 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • small handful of white rasins (optional)

Instructions:

Put all ingredients in Vitamix and blend until smooth.

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Tahini Dressing

Tahini Dressing

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/3 cup tahini

2 tablespoons honey

2 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper, to taste

*water

Preparation

Combine all ingredients. Blend, shake or whisk until smooth. *add enough water to get desired consistency.

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