Turn this Thai Chopped Salad into a dinner salad by topping it with some thinly sliced steak or chicken, a piece of grilled fish or some crispy tofu. You can also make it ahead of time to take to your summer BBQ or picnic. You're going to love this one!
This post is sponsored by the sharp knife experts at Sharp Gourmet. All the text, images, and opinions are my own.
Friends! We're getting all crazy salad obsessed over here today! Once you make this Thai Chopped Salad, I know you'll understand why. Heck, once you look at the pics with all the colors that are screaming SUMMER, I know you'll understand.
It's March first and I'm ready to get some summertime color back into my life. You with me? Let's do this …
- We're going to start with a bed of greens. What are your favorite greens? Use those! Kale and spinach are both great. I've used a fancy pants sounding mix called Mixed Super Greens.
- Next we're adding a bunch of crunchy, colorful veggies. I like purple cabbage, carrots, red pepper and snap peas. Have some broccoli, cucumber or corn on hand? Throw that in, too!
- Edamame. Aren't those little soy beans the best things ever? Definitely have to have those.
- We're adding some sweetness to the salad with mango slices and orange segments. Have some grapes in your fridge? What about an apple? They'd both be great, too.
- Cashews and sesame seeds! Oh ya!
- Then we're going to smother the whole thing in a sweet and creamy sesame mango dressing. Is smother too strong of a word? Ya, I didn't think so, either.
- Then (wait for it) we're going to sprinkle the top of this super deelish Thai chopped salad with crispy wontons. CRISPY WONTONS! Yep, we just went there.
Grab your knife, friends. Let's make dinner.?
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- ½ ripe mango, peeled and cubed
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons honey (sub maple syrup for vegan)
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon miso
- 1 - 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
- Juice from ½ lime
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Optional: 1 Thai red chili
- Sea salt, to taste
- Neutral flavored oil, for frying
- ¼ package of wontons, cut into strips (omit crispy wontons for gluten-free)
- 1 cup frozen edamame beans
- 4 cups mixed greens, kale or spinach
- 2 cups red cabbage, very thinly sliced
- 1 cup sugar or snap peas, cut in half
- 1 large carrot, thinly sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1½ mangoes, peeled and sliced
- 1 orange, cut into segments (see notes)
- 1 handful of cilantro
- ½ cup toasted cashews
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Add all the dressing ingredients to your blender with ½ cup of water and blend on high until smooth. Taste and season with sea salt.
- Heat 1-inch of oil in a medium-sized frying pan over medium-high heat until it is shimmering. Working in batches, add the wonton strips to the oil and fry until golden and crispy, about 20-30 seconds per batch. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside on a paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle a little sea salt over top, if you'd like.
- Bring the edamame to a boil in a small pot of water for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Add all the salad ingredients to a large salad bowl and toss with the dressing. Top the salad with crispy wonton strips and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
If you don't have a very sharp knife, peel the orange as you would if you were going to eat it.
*To make this Thai Chopped Salad ahead of time: Combine all the salad ingredients EXCEPT the orange segments and mangoes and store in a sealed bag. Place the orange segments and mangoes in another bag. Make the dressing and the crispy wontons and store each separately. Toss just before serving.
This salad will keep, stored separately, for 1-2 days.