Thank you all so much for your best wishes for a speedy recovery from my pneumonia. I was able to come home from the hospital on home IVs, and I’m not sure who was more excited about it, me or Kiwi? (cue video of Kiwi welcoming me home)
As excited as Kiwi was that I was home, that’s almost as excited as I get to share new recipes with you! (I only say almost because I would be lying if I said I jumped up and down repeatedly for 10 minutes straight 🙂 )
Today I am really excited to share my Chinese Salad with Crunchy Peanut Ginger Dressing with you especially because this was the first salad I created that I fell in love with.
I used to not be much of a salad person. To much “chopping” for my taste. But with one taste of this Chinese Salad with Crunchy Peanut Ginger Dressing (after I had perfected it) – I was converted.
I love a salad with a good crunch and this Chinese Salad is packed with it! Napa cabbage, Romaine lettuce, snow peas, green onions, carrots, cilantro and bell pepper all topped with roasted peanuts and toasted Ramen – ah, a texture lover’s dream.
The salad becomes dreamier with not only texture but the exquisite flavor of the Crunchy Peanut Ginger Dressing. This dressing, in my humble opinion, is AMAZING! With a base of peanut butter then layers of ginger, garlic, honey, lime and sriracha. Sounds dreamy, yes?
I love this salad so much, its what I chose to serve for Mother’s Day along with my Blackberry Hoisin Ginger Pork Tenderloin. These are, in fact, the same pictures from that day, hurredly snapped right before my parents arrived. I also served the pork and salad with pineapple rice, and I have to say, the pineapple was delicious mixed with the salad. So feel free to go crazy and add pineapple, mango, etc.
Chinese Salad with Crunchy Peanut Ginger Dressing. A texture lover, flavor lover’s dream that might just have you jumping up and down in flavorful bliss…maybe just not for 10 straight minutes 🙂
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