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Rainbow Thai Coleslaw with Sweet Cilantro-Lime Dressing {Mariano’s Grocery Store Chicago}

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Rainbow Thai Coleslaw with Sweet Cilantro-Lime Dressing

If you have been following my blog recently you have heard me talk about Mariano’s, which is where I happily do my grocery shopping.  When I say happily I mean exactly that.  Mariano’s is my go to Chicago Bakery with so many fresh breads, along with their fresh seafood and large deli.

It is now my escape once a week for some “me” time.  You might be thinking “her alone time is going to the grocery store?” Yes! Mariano’s for me isn’t just a grocery store, it is an experience. Plus I need a quick escape from my Mom duties once in a while. Don’t get me wrong I love my children but I also really enjoy cooking and food so it is my fun little escape.  When I go to Mariano’s I don’t just feel like I am in a grocery store but a place I can explore new foods.  Oh and have I mentioned their huge, beautiful produce department.  This is where I spend a lot of my time when buying our weekly food.

Mariano's Produce

Mariano's Produce

Today I am excited to partner with #CollectiveBias  and #MyMarianos to share one of my favorite meatless recipes  Rainbow Thai Coleslaw with Sweet Cilantro-Lime Dressing.  I recently had a baby which means I am now in the “drop that baby weight” mode. I have set goals that include working out, doing yoga, and of course eating extra healthy with a lot of protein and vegetables.  Eating the “rainbow” is important when trying to eat a balanced, healthy diet.

Eating more meatless meals is also something I have started to incorporate into my weekly meal planning.  We are starting meatless Monday in my house.  I am excited to start creating more vegetarian recipes to share with you guys!

Rainbow Thai Coleslaw with Sweet Cilantro-Lime DressingMariano’s has such a large, bountiful produce section that it really helps me when creating recipes.  They offer both organic options and non-organic options along with things like kale, bok choy, a large variety of squash, exotic fruits and the list goes on.

Rainbow Thai Coleslaw with Sweet Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Rainbow Thai Coleslaw with Sweet Cilantro-Lime Dressing is a colorful salad of cabbage, carrots, peppers, cucumbers, fresh cilantro, edamame and peanuts topped with a sweet cilantro-lime dressing.

It is light and fresh and reminds me of something you would bring to a summer BBQ.

Rainbow Thai Coleslaw with Sweet Cilantro-Lime Dressing

This also makes a great salad that you can put together on Sunday and use throughout the week for dinner or lunch (tip: add the dressing to the salad when you are ready to eat it).  The edamame offers protein and you will get more than your daily dose of vegetables with this salad!

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Rainbow Thai Coleslaw with Sweet Cilantro-Lime Dressing

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Salad, Vegetarian
  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

Rainbow Thai Coleslaw with Sweet Cilantro-Lime Dressing is a colorful, healthy salad packed with vegetables and topped with Thai flavors. This salad makes a great dish to bring to a picnic or to share with a group.


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Ingredients

  • For the Slaw:
  • 1 cup shelled edamame, cooked
  • 3 large carrots, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups red cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 orange pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal (green onions)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped (you can use salted)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Sweet Cilantro-Lime Dressing
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar

Instructions

  1. For the slaw:
  2. Cook shelled edamame according to package.
  3. In a large bowl combine all vegetables, peanuts, fresh cilantro and cooked edamame.
  4. For the dressing:
  5. Put the oil, lime juice, salt, lime zest, cilantro into a blender and blend until smooth. Remove dressing from the blender and put into a salad dressing container or a mason jar. Add the sugar and whisk or shake to dissolve the sugar.
  6. Drizzle a half of the dressing onto the slaw and mix well. Refrigerate for one hour to let the dressing soak into the salad.
  7. When you are ready to serve the salad add the remaining dressing to taste, mix well and serve.

Notes

You can use salted or unsalted peanuts (or omit).[br]You can make this salad one day ahead and refrigerate. Do not add the dressing until you are ready to serve or the salad will get soggy.

 

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Summer Davis

Sunday 30th of March 2014

That salad is BEAUTIFUL! I keep thinking it needs some feta cheese on it, but that's me. :) It looks delicious and I am putting it on my list for this week. Need to get back on the healthy train! #client

Julia

Monday 31st of March 2014

Feta would be great! Thanks Summer! :)

Alaina (Fabtastic Eats)

Tuesday 25th of March 2014

This sounds amazing! Live the flavored and textures!!

Julia

Wednesday 26th of March 2014

Thanks Alaina!

Marie @ Not Enough Cinnamon.com

Monday 24th of March 2014

Oh yum it looks delicious! Love all these flavors. Asian food is one of my favorite :)

Ali

Monday 24th of March 2014

We love Thai at our house! This recipe looks so delicious, I'm going to have to give it a try. I love flavorful, colorful recipes:) #client

Julia

Monday 24th of March 2014

Thanks Ali! :) We love Thai too and yes this is full of flavor! I hope you like it.

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

Monday 24th of March 2014

Gosh this looks really delish! I love all of the bright colors.

Julia

Monday 24th of March 2014

Thanks Jocelyn! I loved all of the bright colors too. Since it feels like it has been winter forever I figured I needed to brighten up our plates!