Asian Pineapple Salad with Coconut Peanut Dressing is a salad lover’s dream! packed with refreshing pineapple and crunchy peanuts, peppers, carrots, jicama and coconut all doused with the most AMAZING silky Peanut Coconut Dressing that I could drink by itself!
For the last two years in Carlsbad (north San Diego) we virtually haven’t had a winter – I was sporting sandals all year round. This year however, its been beautifully brisk and I am embracing every see-my-breath-air-second. I know our winter is nothing compared to all of you with snow but we will take any winter we can get! Kiwi has also been loving the change because it means she can play ball for longer (she easily overheats otherwise), or at least sleep with her ball without losing it to panting (see nap time HERE). With all this actually-feels-like-winter weather, I’ve been craving (and posting) more comfort creamy, cheesy food but you know what I find equally as comforting and satisfying?….
A hearty salad loaded with texture and doused with multi-dimensional flavored creamy yogurt dressing, AKA Asian Pineapple Salad with Peanut Coconut Dressing!
Every crunchy bite is packed with carrots, jicama, bell peppers, red cabbage and crunchy peanuts all balanced by sweet pineapple (is there anything better than ripe sweet pineapple?!) and lightly toasted coconut.
The already delectable salad components become even more delicious as they are showered with 5 minute blender dressing consisting of a silky coconut Greek yogurt base, whisked with peanut butter, red curry paste, soy sauce, rice vinegar and cilantro – mmmm – so crazy good. So good, in fact, this Peanut Coconut Dressing already earned its own post in September. So if you haven’t made it yet – now is the time – this is the salad because, to me, nothing compliments savory, nutty peanut butter better than sweet, refreshing pineapple (case in point HERE) – aside from chocolate.
Asian Pineapple Salad with Peanut Coconut Dressing – hearty, creamy, crunchy satisfying and refreshing all at the same time = the best kind of comfort food!
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