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Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing has flavors that I just can’t enough of!

This Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing recipe is totally fresh and a way to get in more veggies! Paleo and Whole30 friendly! | stephgaudreau.com

When I came back from Scotland, all I was craving was super fresh veggies and this salad fits the bill. It’s inspired by one I had at Tender Greens but now that I made my own version I can have it any time without driving to the restaurant—plus, it’s nicer on my wallet and Whole30-friendly.

The key to making this super-special is to use the freshest veggies you can find; it makes a huge difference. All quantities are approximate, and if you don’t like an ingredient, certainly leave it out or substitute it for something else. Top it with your protein of choice—grilled steak, pan-fried lemon chicken or shrimp would all be outstanding—for a complete meal.

Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing | stephgaudreau.com

Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing Recipe

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Ethnic, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 201 kcal

This Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing recipe is totally fresh and a way to get in more veggies! Paleo and Whole30 friendly!

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Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 1 head green leaf lettuce roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup green papaya julienned
  • 3 tangerines peeled and segmented
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh thai basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup cashews

For the Dressing:

  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1/4 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp honey optional but omit for Whole30

Instructions

For the Salad:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss well. I kept the mint and basil leaves whole, but you could always chop them.

For the Dressing:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until the cilantro leaves are finely chopped and everything is combined.
  2. Use right away or store for 1 to 2 days, tightly covered in the fridge. Give it a shake before using.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Thai Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 386mg11%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 7550IU151%
Vitamin C 39.5mg48%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 Responses

  1. oh i will love this salad! i have been waiting for you to post it! cashews are my weakness! can’t wait to try it and i agree – shrimp would be perfect with it

  2. Hey how are you I was looking up good recipes. I am on a nutrition program along with taking Isagenix, its a Chandler based company. Great job with the website, and the weight lifting.

    Thanks
    Chad Castonguay

  3. I tried to make this dressing. Is it missing something (more oil)? The entire dressing was only ~5 tablespoon worth. I threw it out and tried your creamy cilantro dressing. It was fantastic! My kids were jamming fistful of arugula tossed with the dressing into their mouths (3 and 5 year olds).

    Thanks!
    HJ

    1. Hi there…nope, it’s not missing anything but you could certainly add more oil. I generally don’t make a ton of dressing per recipe…only enough to be used on the greens. That’s a hair over 1/4 cup. Glad you found something you liked!

  4. That looks seriously delicious. I love salads like this and while we’re doing a whole30 I can look forward to meals that look as tempting as this. Pinned!

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