Chili-lime Peanut Dressing

peanutI like this condiment for a cold summer salad. Prepare 2 cups of your favorite noodles and 3 cups vegetables. For the salad below, bring salted pasta water to a boil, then added edamame, carrots, and snap peas to blanch. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon and add pasta to boiling water. Toss drained pasta with dressing while it’s still hot; stir in blanched vegetables, plus one cubed cucumber, once the pasta has cooled. Garnish with peanuts and cilantro leaves.

 

 

Chili-lime Peanut Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons organic, unsweetened peanut butter
  • grated rind and juice of one lime
  • 2 inch round of ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. thai red chili paste
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt

Whisk ingredients together and season to taste. You can double the volume of the recipe and make a creamy version of this dressing by adding 2-4 tbsp. organic mayonnaise.