This Crunchy Salad with Thai Sesame Dressing will make your mouth water, and no need to worry about eating a soggy salad the following day as this is a dry style salad. Use leftover veggies to create a dry-salad that you can keep in the fridge, pop into your lunchbox and dress with Thai Sesame Dressing just before you eat.

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What Veggies Can I Use In the Crunchy Salad with Thai Sesame Dressing?

You can choose any veggie ingredients you like, but if you would like to make a larger salad for the following day’s lunch, then picking vegetables that are firmer and crunchier with lower water content will keep this salad super crispy.

Cabbage is an awesome dry salad ingredient option, Mushrooms, spinach leaves, cos lettuce, carrot and corn are also firmer and less likely to turn to mush the following day.

The Thai Sesame Dressing is the flavour bomb that you’ll love to gives it the va va va voom.

 

Thai Sesame Dressing

 

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The Thai Sesame dressing ingredients are all common and found in your fridge and panty cupboard and you can weak up the salty, savory and sweetness to your liking.

The sesame oil gives a lovely flavour with the addition of a little bit of chili, garlic and honey bring it all together.

If you rather a vegan option replace honey with a sugar alternative. Unrefined coconut sugar or even soft brown sugar.

 

Thai Sesame Dressing Recipe

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Thai Sesame Dressing
Prep Time
15 mins
 
Course: Dressing, Salad, Sides
Cuisine: Asian, Australian
Keyword: asian style dressing, sesame, thai dressing, thai salad dressing
Calories: 89 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 tabs rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tsp honey
  • 2 tabs sesame oil
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp fresh red chili paste Fresh chili paste comes in a tube in the veggie section of your supermarket
  • 1 tab fresh coriander
  • 1 clove garlic minced (optional)
Instructions
  1. Pop all the dressing ingredients into a bowl and mix till combined.

Nutrition Facts
Thai Sesame Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 32IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Crunchy Salad Recipe

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Crunchy Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
 

Use your leftover veggies to make a colourful salad that you can use the next day for lunch. This colourful Crunchy Salad can be dressed just before serving to keep your salad nice and crunchy.

Course: Lunchbox Ideas, lunchtime, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Australian
Keyword: Crunchy salad, lunchbox salads, Summer Salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 73 kcal
Ingredients
  • red cabbage
  • ¼ cabbage Wombok or white cabbage
  • 1 cup beans
  • ½ cup tin corn
  • 2 mushrooms button
  • 1 red capsicum smallish
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 tab sesame seeds
  • lettuce leaves
Instructions
  1. Half your beans and remove the tails and pop into the microwave to blanc for 90 seconds. Immerse into cold water to stop the cooking process.

  2. Drain the corn.

  3. Chop up all the remaining salad veggies however you like. Shred the cabbage, slice the mushrooms and lettuce leaves and cut the capsicum in long strips if you like.

  4. Pop all the veggies into a bowl and toss.

  5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and drizzle with Thai Sesame Dressing.

  6. If using the salad for lunch keep the dressing aside unt5il ready to eat the next day. Keeps your salad nice and crispy.

Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 387mg11%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 2039IU41%
Vitamin C 81mg98%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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