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Spring Greens with Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette

September 29, 2011

This spicy peanut vinaigrette will give your salad greens an extra kick and you might find yourself coming back for seconds and thirds on salad, which is never a bad thing! We have always enjoyed the Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Dressing and this dressing is very similar in taste, if not better.

Sprinkle on some vegan parmesan, made with nutritional yeast and ground walnuts, and you have turned your salad into a complete meal. This dressing would also go well with a chopped cabbage salad and brown rice. Omit the red pepper flakes if serving to young children or those who cannot tolerate spicy foods.

Enjoy eating plants!

Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette Recipe:
¼ cup water
¼ cup rice vinegar
¼ cup canola oil
2 tablespoons cane sugar, or granulated sugar
4 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon gluten free soy sauce, or nama shoyu
1 teaspoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions:
Combine all the ingredients together in a blender and blend until fully combined. Keeps well in the refrigerator.

To serve, toss together with fresh salad greens, chopped carrots, sliced celery and chopped green onions.

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