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Asian Salad with Sriracha Peanut Dressing

This Crunchy Asian Salad is a dynamically addicting combination of crisp, vibrant veggies with crunchy toasted peanuts and ramen all doused in creamy, irresistible Sriracha Peanut Dressing! This Asian Salad Recipe is s so crazy good I was eating it for breakfast the next day AKA it's destined to become one of your favorite Asian salads of all time.  And bonus, it is a FABULOUS make ahead salad without anything to prep last minute and stores beautifully! 
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1/2 head red cabbage, chopped
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 heaping cup snow peas, ends trimmed and julienned
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped

Garnish

  • 1 cup roasted salted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 package Top Ramen noodles, roughly broken

Optional

  • chopped Rotisserie chicken
  • chopped pineapple
  • chopped mango

Sriracha Peanut Dressing

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (may sub crunchy)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp EACH garlic powder, ginger powder, dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp EACH salt, pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha more or less to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (to toast peanuts and Ramen noodles).
  • Meanwhile, whisk together all dressing ingredients in a medium bowl. Taste and season with additional salt, pepper and sriracha as desired. Chill in the refrigerator. (Best if chilled at least 30 minutes)
  • Add broken Ramen noodles to half of a large baking sheet in a single layer and the peanuts to the other half. Bake at 425 degrees F for approximately 4-8 minutes, or until golden in some places, stir and bake an additional 1-2 minutes or until Ramen is mostly golden (it won't be even, so don't worry about it) .
  • Add salad ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine. Top with peanuts and Ramen noodles.
  • Drizzle individual servings with dressing and additional lime juice if desired.