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Friday, October 21, 2016

Easy No Cook Peanut Butter Thai Salad

                      This delicious noodle salad requires no cooking.


   In my quest to have my husband consume more veggies, I made him this delicious peanut butter Thai salad. This salad is served cold with a homemade peanut butter sauce so it gives my husband a healthy alternative to those sandwiches he usually packs in his lunch. My husband's job requires him to drive around the city all day and he does not have a chance to go back to the office until later in the day. That means his lunch break is either at a restaurant or a cold one that he packs from home. Eating out can be expensive and unhealthy so most days, my husband packs a lunch from home. He usually packs a sandwich made with ham or turkey and an apple. My husband complains a lot that he is tired of sandwiches but he does not like my suggestions of other lunch items, until now. I made this Peanut Butter Thai salad the other day when I had some shredded carrots that needed to be used. I had made a previous warm dish with a peanut butter sauce so I decided to make a cold one. My husband gave my dish a thumbs up and I was pleased that he was eating veggies. My husband now requests this salad once a week for his lunch and I am happy to make it for him.


  This salad is super easy to make. I make the homemade peanut butter sauce,using red pepper flakes for an incredible taste with a touch of heat in the microwave. I then drizzle the sauce over the carrots, ramen noodles and thawed cooked shrimp. If the salad is consumed right away, the ramen noodles give it a wonderful crunch. When consumed the next day, the ramen are nice soft noodles.


Easy No Cook Peanut Butter Thai Salad
Serves 4
Ingredients                                                                
Homemade peanut butter sauce
1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, depending on heat preference

Salad 
2 packages ramen noodles
10 ounces shredded carrots
5 ounces small cooked frozen shrimp, thawed

Combine all sauce ingredients in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir the sauce until the peanut butter is melted and mixes in. If needed, microwave for 30-60 seconds more to melt the peanut butter.
While the ramen noodles are still in their package, pound on them a couple times to break them into pieces. Open up the packages of ramen on pour them into a large bowl, set aside the seasoning to use in another recipe as it is not needed. Add the carrots and shrimp to the ramen noodles along with the peanut butter sauce. Stir well until well combined. Enjoy this salad right away or store in the fridge for 3 days.








12 comments:

  1. I pinned this yummy recipe even before I finished reading it. I really do want to make this next week.

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  2. Yum - that sounds great and perfect for the nights that I don't have a lot of time! :)

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  3. What a great idea for this weekend! Looks so delicious and it's so easy.

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  4. I love Thai food. Such a colorful and delicious meal!

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  5. Mm, this looks tasty! I'd leave out the shrimp for mine since I don't like it. But the rest of my family does!

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  6. You had me at no cooking! This looks delicious!

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  7. This is interesting. I will surely try this at home...I can now imagine the crunch of the noodles )

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  8. I love thai food and me too prepare these salad as find them very refreshing.

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  9. This looks delish, my daughter loves shrimp and peanut butter and I think she will love this two with the combination. :)

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  10. Looks like a yummy recipe. I really want to try these at home.

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  11. That's a dish that's perfect for lunch! I've never tried this before and it's definitely worth trying. It looks so good and packed with flavor.

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  12. This sounds really yummy and simple too. Perfect for a quick but delicious lunch when you are on the go.

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