It has been absolutely freezing here in Montreal this week. Yesterday, while walking home from the bus stop, I noticed that I couldn’t feel my fingers anymore and that the condensation from my mouth had frozen, causing my scarf to stick to my face. I expect a similar thing to happen to me this morning.

Thai Chopped Salad

Even inside it’s been chilly. The tiles in the kitchen and bathroom require one to wear socks and I have seriously worn out my sweat pants.

Thai Chopped Salad

Thai Chopped Salad

Because of the cold, we’ve been consuming a lot of tea, which makes sense.

And salad.

A lot of salad.

Thai Chopped Salad

No idea why!! You’d think we’d be craving soup, but quite honestly we eat salad all year ’round. What changes in our giant bowl of greens is the collection of ingredients, depending on the season, so for this chilly weather I wanted something bright and funky with a whole bunch of sauce and a thick (warm!) slice of fresh bread.

Thai Chopped Salad

So here you have it – a fabulous collection of greens, edamame, carrots, peppers, green onions, big cashews and a Thai style garlicky sesame-ginger dressing.

Grab some tea and dig in!

Thai Chopped Salad

Have a nice weekend everyone! xx

Thai Chopped Salad

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 28 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

    Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped lemongrass (outer part removed)
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • Salad:
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • 6 cups baby greens (I used an oriental mix)
  • 3 medium-sized carrots, shaved with a vegetable peeler
  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3/4 cup green onions, green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sea salted cashews

Instructions

  1. Place all of the dressing ingredients into a food processor and puree until smooth. Adjust taste to your liking and transfer mixture to a mason jar (or a bowl). Give your food processor a quick rinse and wipe (you'll use it soon!)
  2. Cook the edamame by boiling it for 3 minutes. Drain and allow it to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, add baby greens, peppers, green onions, and shaved carrots into a large salad bowl.
  4. Place the cooked edamame, cilantro, and cashews in the food processor and pulse 5 times to get a minced texture. Transfer to your bowl of greens a bowl and toss everything together.
  5. Drizzle with the dressing, toss gently and enjoy immediately.

Notes

http://warmvanillasugar.com/2015/01/09/thai-chopped-salad/

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28 Responses to Thai Chopped Salad

  1. It’s frigid here in Buffalo, too! We are currently getting another big snowfall and it’s been soooo windy! Funny enough, while we also have been drinking a lot of teas and other warm beverages, we were also just talking about salad and I put one of the menu for the weekend. This Thai salad looks delicious. Stay warm!

  2. This salad looks so light and refreshing – a great way to detox after all the cookies I ate in the past week! 🙂

  3. I need to embrace more salads in this cold weather and this one is a good place to start. Love the Thai flavours! Stay warm 🙂

  4. Jess says:

    I sometimes crave salads when it’s cold out too…what’s with that? Something about hibernation? 😉 Stay warm!

  5. Yumm!!! This looks delicious!

  6. A bit of sunshine in this cold, grey weather. Looks delicious, I love the sound of the dressing.

  7. I love colourful salads like this – so good! And that thai garlic dressing sounds amazing!

  8. This has to be one of the most enticing salads ever! It looks so good and I love your photography! I’m sending you some “warmness” from Arizona!

  9. This looks delicious Katrina!
    It is so strange seeing you post other recipes than the Italian now – but I love it either way, fresh and bright 🙂 Thanks for the recipe, the dressing with the ginger sounds fantastic 😀 x

    • katrina says:

      ha! yeah, it’s funny how I pretty much went right back to my old style of cooking. I just go with what I have available!

  10. This salad is so beautiful and I cannot resist the sound of that dressing!

  11. oooh this dressing sounds fab! And don’t worry, I eat salads year-round too. It’s so normal 🙂

  12. Oh my heavens!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s mighty cold. I better add another mighty. That’s mighty mighty cold. There that’s more appropriate. Great salad, but I think the dressing makes it outstanding.

  13. Sugar et al. says:

    Just the way I am craving soup now in Summer! This is a beautiful salad…I would eat it any time. Gorgeous colours!

  14. Ashley says:

    It’s been bitterly cold by us too! Love this salad – it’s so pretty and colorful!!

  15. It is cold in NY, too. I am bracing for several more weeks of frigid temps! This sounds easy and healthy! Pinned!

  16. Allison says:

    This is my favorite kind of meal! Pinned! And added to my weekly menu too – gorgeous!

  17. Katrina, it’s freaking cold here in WI too .. the other day, I was running late to go somewhere, as usual, and ran out with slightly wet hair. ok, my hair literally froze walking from the parking lot to inside a building. it’s freaking crazy and I have learned my lesson. Ironically, I have been eating lots of salads too. . love this thai chopped salad!! can’t wait to try this dressing too. . I love lemongrass!!

  18. Homemade dressing is the best and the salad looks yummy.

  19. Joanne says:

    My feet are ALWAYS cold in our apartment. It’s a problem. I made this salad a few months ago and it is such a favorite!!

  20. I have been craving a salad just like this! It looks SO good! I can’t wait to make this!

  21. Oh man, this seems like it has the best textures. I’ll get my tea ready to go with! 🙂

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