I really like this Asian Spinach Salad. It has a wonderful dressing that makes me feel like I’m eating dinner at a Chinese restaurant. You can’t really see the dressing too well in these photographs, but it’s there, and it’s GOOD!
Here is a look at some of the ingredients that go into the dressing.
The ingredients not shown in that picture are: rice vinegar, peanut oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, and a little sugar and salt. All of that together gives the salad an Asian flare.
Just before serving, you toss the spinach leaves with the dressing and the crushed peanuts. It’s delicious!
Recipe Adapted by Winner Dinners/Origin Unknown
1/3 cup peanuts (I use Planter’s dry roasted)
1 pound of fresh spinach, washed and stems trimmed
1/4 cup peanut oil
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Grind the peanuts in a blender or food processor until they are small, but not quite powder. Set aside. Thoroughly combine all dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until well blended; refrigerate. Place the spinach leaves in a large salad bowl. Just before serving, toss the dressing with the spinach and peanuts.