|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4%|
|Total Carbohydrate 10g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
|Vitamin C 43mg||213%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This easy salad recipe is very gourmet tasting. In fact, it's so scrumptious that your guests will think you labored over it (though it takes only minutes to make!). Simply toss some pineapple chunks (fresh or canned) with cucumber, green onion, slices of red pepper and peanuts together in an easy homemade Thai salad dressing, and voilà—a perfect salad that looks and tastes like summer itself. Makes a nice salad to accompany other Thai food dishes, or take it to a barbecue party or potluck where it's sure to be the talk of the party.
1 1/2 cups fresh or canned pineapple chunks
1 medium English cucumber or field cucumber
3 medium spring onions, thinly sliced
1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced or diced
1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts or cashews
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh coriander
1/2 cup fresh small basil leaves
For the Salad Dressing:
Gather the ingredients.
Combine all salad dressing ingredients in a cup and set aside. Place pineapple chunks in a mixing bowl.
To prepare cucumber: Remove skin with a vegetable peeler, then cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Slice these sections again lengthwise (several times if the cucumber is thick), then slice the other way to create cubes or chunks. Add these to the mixing bowl.
Slice red pepper thinly to create matchstick-like pieces. Add these to the mixing bowl.
Add sliced spring/green onion, plus the whole roasted peanuts.
Add most of the basil and coriander, putting aside a little of each for the garnish.
Pour over the salad dressing over and toss well.
Scoop salad onto a serving plate and top with the extra basil and coriander, plus a good sprinkling of nuts.
If desired, serve with lime wedges on the side.
- This salad is at its best when first tossed. Try to eat up leftovers within one to two days.
- For added protein (if serving as a main course), toss in 1 cup cooked shrimp or 1 package deep-fried tofu cut into cubes.
- If you're planning to serve it at a party or take it to a potluck: Prepare all the ingredients and place them in separate containers in the refrigerator. Also, prepare the dressing and keep in a jar or covered container in the refrigerator and then simply toss all together right before serving.