This simple chopped Crispy Thai Cashew Chicken Salad has robust flavors of soy, honey, peanut butter, ginger and red pepper flakes. Then tossed with chicken and fresh vegetables, topped with cilantro, green onions and crunchy cashews!
Ah, rats. It’s Monday.
I say we all start a petition to endless weekends.
Saturday. Sunday. On repeat.
I like the sounds of that. Oh and let’s throw 5pm on Friday’s in there too while we are it.
BUT. I have something that I think will make your day 10x better. 11x if you really like Thai food and cashews.
Not only do I have super healthy, extremely addicting Crispy Thai Cashew Chicken Salad complete with a Soy Ginger Dressing for you, but you have a chance to win your own shiny BlendTec 725! I thought that would get your attention.
While I have been a Vitamix lover for about 4 years running, the moment I got my little hands on the BlendTec 725, I new a new love affair was starting. The first thing I noticed was how light the base was. Coming in at 10 pounds, this puppy isn’t hard to hide in the cabinets then take out for each use. The face of the machine is a touch face, illuminated screen. Made me feel like I was in the 21st century again, compared to my single dial Vitamix.
To make life easier, it comes with preprogramed settings: Smoothie, Salsa, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup, Clean. While the smoothie and hot soup settings are among my favorite, an incredibly convenient one is the cleaning setting. With a bit of soap and water, turn her one and in moments you have a clean blender jar! So helpful when making your own peanut butter and almond butters! Those jars are hard to get clean after whipping up a batch of those.
With all the smoothies and soups you can whip up with this puppy, don’t forget how easy it is to make your own salad dressings. Just imagine the possibilities of healthy, homemade dressings? Much like my peanut dijon dressing or my maple dijon dressing, today’s dressing is another staple you can keep in your back pocket (or fridge is probably better..) to dress up an ordinary salad!
Soy Ginger dressing coats a Thai inspired salad loaded with juicy chicken, crunchy, roasted cashews and ample amounts of veggies! With minimal ingredients: soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, ginger, cashew (or peanut) butter, garlic and a bit of red pepper flakes; you have a healthy and Asian inspired dressing in minutes. I simply threw all the ingredients into the jar of my BlendTec, used the “Add 10” feature, and in seconds I had an ultra creamy dressing ready to be devoured.
Now how about them apples? I mean cashews…
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce (or gluten free if sensitive)
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ tablespoon cashew or peanut butter
- ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- Pinch red pepper flakes
- 4 - 6 cups chopped romaine leaves
- ¾ cup shredded carrots
- ¾ cup shredded red cabbage
- 1 small red bell pepper, diced
- ½ cup edamame, if frozen then thaw
- ½ pound chicken breasts, cooked and diced
- ½ cup salted and roasted cashews, chopped
- 2 green onion stalks, sliced thin
- Handful cilantro, diced
- Dressing: In a BlendTec, add all the ingredients for the dressing. Turn on to power 5 and blend for 15 seconds or until dressing is creamy. Set aside to chill while preparing salad.
- In a large mixing bowl, toss the lettuce, carrots, cabbage, red bell pepper, edamame, and chicken.
- Drizzle with the dressing. Divide between two bowls.
- Top with the cashews, green onions and cilantro.
- Serve immediately.
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If you make this recipe, make sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #WITHSALTANDWIT I’d love to see what you are cooking up in your kitchen!
GIVEAWAY TIME NOW for the exciting part! BlendTec and I have joined forces to give one lucky Housewife in Training Files readers their very own BlendTec! Everything from the power (I am talking 3.8 horsepower!), the multiple settings, light base and endless possibilities, use the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win your own shiny new blender! Talk about a good Monday, indeed! Best of luck! This giveaway will is from Monday 3/30/2015 to Sunday 4/5/2015 at 11:59 CST and open to the U.S. and Canada. One winner will be chosen, posted on this page and notified within 48 hours via email. The winner had 48 hours to respond to the email, or else a new winner will be chosen.
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