My New Favorite Salad


Spoiler alert:  It’s summer, you guys.

Which means it’s H-O-T hot.  I don’t really remember summers always being this hot in the past, or this brutal on my allergies.  But here I am, wearing only clothing that won’t show sweat marks as to maintain some level of dignity, and sporting my glasses for the umpteenth time since apparently my contacts have sprouted little razor blades inside them and waged a full on attack on my eyeballs.

How’s that for imagery?

Anywho.  Since it’s been so muggy and sweat-tacular these days, my cooking has come to a little bit of a halt.  Besides grilling whenever possible, I mostly try to prepare meals that don’t involve me turning the oven dial past 4oo, and I don’t  partake in a whole lot of stove-top action.  So I end up making a lot of salads.  Which gets boring.

Enter my new favorite salad.

Peanut Curry Slaw Salad.  It’s a delightful blend of sweet and savory, and with a nice little how’s your father kick from the sriracha.  It’s a quick and easy vegetarian dish, but can also be just as tasty with some diced up chicken thrown in for added protein.  I make this about once a week now, and have been known to eat the entire bowl in record time.

Though, in all fairness, the bowls not that big.

Peanut Curry Slaw Salad
Prep time:  About 10 minutes
Yields: About 4 big servings
You’ll Need:
1 bag of shredded broccoli slaw
15 oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup golden raisins
The sauce:
1/4 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp. curry powder
Splash rice wine vinegar
Splash of water if needed, to thin out the sauce
1-3 T sriracha (or more, depending on your preference of heat)

Directions:  Combine slaw, chickpeas and raisins in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and whisk until very smooth.  Toss with the salad and serve.

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This works great as a main-course or as a dinner side.  I had it one night with some salmon and it was deeeelish.

It also pairs wonderfully with my other favorite summer activity…

Any favorite salads you’d like to share for when I inevitably grow tired of this one?

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  1. 1 word: Yum.
    Lately I’ve been on a tom, cuc, basil, salad kick.

  2. So making this tonight & living off of it for the next few days.

  3. I would pluck the raisins out of that and eat the crap out of it.

    Just sayin’.

    Oh… and thanks for making me terrified of contacts. FOR LIFE.

  4. No salad recipe to share, but I am printing this out and making it for myself. WOO!

  5. IT HAS BEEN SO HOT. wow. really hot.

    I’ve been eating tons of low cook foods. I see all these bloggers with roasted vegetables and brownies and I’m just like, “oh-hell-no.”

    I’m curious – what kind of PB do you use?

  6. I’ve also been loading up on the exact same salad almost every day… love love your invention!

    Um, extra deodorant in my purse is mandatory.

  7. Gah, allergies this year are the worst. Killing me. This salad looks fabulous. I haven’t “cooked” in over two weeks so it’s right on point with where my head is at.

  8. Ummm my computer is being a douche and wont post my comment.
    Lets try again.
    1 – this sounds awesome.
    2 – have you tried bee pollen for the allergies? I tried it a couple of years ago when my allergies got so bad I couldn’t even walk the dog. It made a gigantic difference.

  9. i want to make this! love adding raisins to like anything and also love that you put curry with peanut butter – this sounds awesome!! ps i had same issues w my allergies 2 years ago – it was contacts all summer long – so weird it just went away after that year tho so hopefully same happens for you sistah 🙂

  10. Peanut sauce makes me so happy. This looks excellent. Also, a good use for the entire bag of broccoli slaw. I always buy a bag and can never think of enough ways to use it and end up having to chuck 1/2 of it. I hate wasting food like that.

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