Thai Salad With Cilantro Lime Dressing

Contributed By: Parker


2 medium limes
1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, stems removed (about 2 cups)
1 cup sugar
1 Thai red chile pepper, seeded and chopped
2 garlic cloves, halved
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups canola oil
1 head Chinese or napa cabbage, finely shredded
1 small head red cabbage, finely shredded
1 English cucumber, chopped
1 package (10 ounces) frozen shelled edamame, thawed
2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and cubed
1 cup shredded carrots
3 green onions, sliced


1. Finely grate enough zest from limes to measure 1 tablespoon. Cut limes crosswise in half; squeeze juice from limes. Place zest and juice in a blender; add cilantro, sugar, red chile pepper, garlic, salt and pepper. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream.
2. In a large bowl, combine cabbages, cucumber, edamame, avocados, carrots and green onions. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat.

Helpful Hints:

Prize Winning Recipe
I created this salad to replicate one I tried on a cruise several years ago. It goes over very well at family gatherings and potlucks year-round. We love the spice of the Thai chile, but if your family isn't into spice, feel free to leave it out. It will still be delicious!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min.
YIELD: 22 servings.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 271 calories, 23g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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