• Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing Recipe

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    I cannot get enough of the flavors in this Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing!

    When I came back from Scotland, all I was craving was super fresh veggies and this salad fits the bill. It’s inspired by one I had at Tender Greens but now that I made my own version I can have it any time without driving to the restaurant—plus, it’s nicer on my wallet and Whole30-friendly.

    The key to making this super-special is to use the freshest veggies you can find; it makes a huge difference. All quantities are approximate, and if you don’t like an ingredient, certainly leave it out or substitute it for something else. Top it with your protein of choice—grilled steak, pan-fried lemon chicken or shrimp would all be outstanding—for a complete meal.

    Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing Recipe

    Preparation 20 mins 2017-03-29T00:20:00+00:00
    Cook Time 2017-03-29T00:00:00+00:00
    Serves Serves 2     adjust servings

    Ingredients

    For the Salad

    • 1 head red or green leaf lettuce, roughly chopped
    • 1/2 cup green papaya, julienned
    • 3 tangerines, peeled and segmented
    • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
    • 1/4 cup fresh thai basil leaves
    • 1/4 cup cashews

    For the Dressing

    • 3 tbsp sesame oil
    • 1 tbsp lime juice
    • 1 tsp coconut aminos
    • 1/4 tsp fish sauce
    • 1 loose handful of fresh cilantro
    • 1/2 tsp honey, optional but omit for Whole30

    Instructions

    1. For the Salad:
    2. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss well. I kept the mint and basil leaves whole, but you could always chop them.
    3. For the Dressing:
    4. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until the cilantro leaves are finely chopped and everything is combined.
    5. Use right away or store for 1 to 2 days, tightly covered in the fridge. Give it a shake before using.

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    Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing | stupideasypaleo.com
    Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing Recipe
    Prep time:
    Total time:
    Serves: Serves 2
    Ingredients
    • For the Salad:
    • 1 head red or green leaf lettuce, roughly chopped
    • 1/2 cup green papaya, julienned
    • 3 tangerines, peeled and segmented
    • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
    • 1/4 cup fresh thai basil leaves
    • 1/4 cup cashews
    • For the Dressing:
    • 3 tbsp sesame oil
    • 1 tbsp lime juice
    • 1 tsp coconut aminos
    • 1/4 tsp fish sauce
    • 1 loose handful of fresh cilantro
    • 1/2 tsp honey, optional but omit for Whole30
    Instructions
    1. For the Salad:
    2. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss well. I kept the mint and basil leaves whole, but you could always chop them.
    3. For the Dressing:
    4. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until the cilantro leaves are finely chopped and everything is combined.
    5. Use right away or store for 1 to 2 days, tightly covered in the fridge. Give it a shake before using.
    Notes
    This easily doubles or triples to feed a large group.[br]Add a couple pinches of ground ginger to the salad dressing.[br]Check your local Asian food market for green papaya. It’s not sweet like it’s orange-fleshed counterpart.

     

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    What do you think about this combination of ingredients? Let me know in the comments below!

    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

    14 thoughts on “Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing Recipe

    1. oh i will love this salad! i have been waiting for you to post it! cashews are my weakness! can’t wait to try it and i agree – shrimp would be perfect with it

    2. Hey how are you I was looking up good recipes. I am on a nutrition program along with taking Isagenix, its a Chandler based company. Great job with the website, and the weight lifting.

      Thanks
      Chad Castonguay

    3. I tried to make this dressing. Is it missing something (more oil)? The entire dressing was only ~5 tablespoon worth. I threw it out and tried your creamy cilantro dressing. It was fantastic! My kids were jamming fistful of arugula tossed with the dressing into their mouths (3 and 5 year olds).

      Thanks!
      HJ

      1. Hi there…nope, it’s not missing anything but you could certainly add more oil. I generally don’t make a ton of dressing per recipe…only enough to be used on the greens. That’s a hair over 1/4 cup. Glad you found something you liked!

    4. That looks seriously delicious. I love salads like this and while we’re doing a whole30 I can look forward to meals that look as tempting as this. Pinned!

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