Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

LaaLoosh-Inspired Spicy Thai Dressing

4 WWPP Posted by 2 years ago 2 Comments

A few weeks ago LaaLoosh interviewed me for their site and shared one of my favorite recipes, Zucchini and Spaghetti Squash LasagnaClick here to read the interview.

While skimming their site, this recipe for Thai Shrimp Salad caught my attention. I’m fairly new to Thai flavors and LOVE them but rarely get a chance to indulge. It’s slightly out of The Husband’s ethnic food comfort zone so we don’t often.

Then again so was sushi until a few years ago, so I have hope!

LaaLoosh Inspired Spicy Thai Dressing   I do try to sneak Thai in with friends whenever I get a chance, but in the meantime I think should start to experiment with their flavors more at home. I used the Thai Shrimp Salad recipe on LaaLoosh as inspiration to make my own spicy Thai dressing with what I had on hand.  It came out fantastic and really turned a boring salad into something super flavorful and satisfying.

Here’s what I did…

  • 1/2 tbsp peanut butter (8g)
  • 1/2 tbsp honey (10g)
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil (I was out of sesame oil or I would have used it)
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (or less to taste; mine was SUPER spicy)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lime juice

Whisk all the ingredients together and let it sit while you pull together a salad.

 Spicy Thai Dressing

For my salad I used:

  • A pile of mixed greens
  • A handful of raw sugar snap peas
  • Red pepper strips
  • 1 frozen breaded chicken breast, defrosted in the microwave

I just piled everything on a plate and drizzled the dressing on top.

Salad with  Spicy Thai Dressing

So pretty and SO tasty. I just love whipping up my own dressings. It’s an easy way to get more creative in the kitchen.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe – Just the dressing
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
140 9g 1g old: 3 new:4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
12g 2g 15g 3g

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    October 2, 2013

    I just made some of this for my dinner salad and it was delicious!!! I think you could even use this as a marinade for chicken breasts. Reply

    Joshua Hampton (Cooking Classes San Diego)

    October 3, 2013

    My wife and I both love Thai flavors. I'm sure we'll fall in love with your spicy Thai dressing. It looks awesome and would go a long way in our kitchen. Reply