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Chopped Salad with Sesame Peanut Dressing


This Chopped Salad with Sesame Peanut Dressing is vibrant, crunchy and bursting with flavour.

There is something so satisfying about a big crisp salad on a warm day, and this Chopped Salad is perfect for just that. Try prepping the salad ahead with the Sesame Peanut Dressing set aside for a simple, healthy, make-ahead meal.

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Hand topping a Chopped Salad with fresh veggies

Homemade Peanut Dressing

To be honest, this dressing is exceptional.  We actually perfected this a long time ago and added it to the Fraîche Table meal plan, but it felt like the perfect opportunity to use it here. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

This is one of my all-time favourite dressings, and you’ll see why once you take your first bite. Substitute a seed butter for the peanut butter to make this nut free should you wish.

Ingredients laid out on cutting board for Chopped Peanut Dressing
pouring Peanut Dressing over Chopped Salad

Healthy Salad Ideas

I love salads, but as someone who grew up in a “meat and potatoes” family, I am aware not everyone feels the same. I think a lot of the misconceptions about salads come from the idea that they are ‘boring.’ I like to make it my personal mission to make exciting, healthy, fresh salads! I have a pretty decent repertoire at this point between the blog and Fraîche Table, and our list is always growing. We decided to do a Salad Series this month so stay tuned for more recipes. In the meantime, here’s a list to get you started:

If you make this recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #fraicheliving and #fraichetable or leave a comment/rating below. I would love to know how you liked it!

xo Tori

Chopped Salad With Peanut Dressing

Chopped Salad with Sesame Peanut Dressing

Chopped Salad with Peanut Dressing by Fraiche Living

Chopped Salad with Sesame Peanut Dressing

This Chopped Salad with Sesame Peanut Dressing is vibrant, crunchy and bursting with flavour. It is great meal prepped ahead (not tossed in dressing) with a big batch of the Sesame Peanut Dressing stored in the fridge.

Ingredients

  • 1 head Romaine, finely chopped
  • 1 cup diced yellow pepper
  • 1 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 cup thinly sliced purple cabbage
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion white and light green parts only
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/4 cup crushed peanuts
  • 1 avocado, sliced to garnish

Peanut Sesame Dressing

  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger peeled
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

Instructions

For the Salad

  1. Combine all of the salad ingredients (except the avocado) in a large shallow bowl (section the ingredients for pretty presentation). Store in the fridge, covered, until ready to serve. When ready to serve, toss to combine with the Sesame Peanut Dressing.

For the Dressing

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl or in a mason jar and refrigerate until ready to use.





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