chopped thai salad with sesame garlic dressing

This Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing is THE BEST! A rainbow of power veggies with a yummy homemade dressing.
chopped thai salad with sesame garlic dressing

INGREDIENTS
for the dressing:

  1. 1/3 cup canola oil
  2. 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  3. 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  4. 2 tablespoons water
  5. 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
  6. 2 tablespoons honey
  7. 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  8. 1 tablespoon lemongrass paste (ginger would also work)
  9. a squeeze of lime juice

for the salad:

  1. 16 ounces frozen shelled edamame
  2. 5–6 cups baby kale
  3. 3 large carrots
  4. 2 bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow)
  5. 1 cup cilantro leaves
  6. 3 green onions
  7. 3/4 cup cashews (if you can find them, Trader Joe’s Thai Lime and Chili Cashews are the bomb)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Puree all the dressing ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Taste and adjust to fit your preferences. Transfer to a dressing jar and rinse the food processor out for use later.
  • Cook the edamame by boiling it for 3-5 minutes in a pot of boiling water. Drain and allow it to cool. Meanwhile, slice up the kale, carrots, peppers, cilantro leaves, and green onions into thin strips or shreds.