Crunchy Spring Salad from Bon Appetit

A hearty, healthy salad is one of the most satisfying warm-weather dinners.

This salad is full of crisp lettuce, crunchy veggies and peanuts, and spicy Asian flavor. The combination of radishes, sugar snap peas, cucumbers and peanuts is just a little bit unique, and tastes incredibly fresh.

I found this recipe on Bon Appetit and knew that I had to make it as soon as possible. It didn’t disappoint. I served this for Easter dinner with sirloin steaks and a beer quick bread for a hearty meal, but this salad could easily be a meal on its own- just add some protein as per the original recipe.

This salad is not only delicious, but wonderfully healthy. You will feel good after eating this, I promise!



1/3 cup rice vinegar

2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce

1 tablespoon sambal olek

1 tablespoon soy sauce


1/4 cup raw peanuts, chopped (fry in oil if you like)

8 oz sugar snap peas, cut in half

1 head butter lettuce, leaves separated and torn into bite sized peices

1 cucumber, sliced very thin

5 radishes, sliced very thin

5 scallions, thinly sliced


1. Make the dressing: mix all of the ingredients together with a fork. Set aside.

2. Toss the veggies in a large bowl. Sprinkle peanuts over the top, and drizzle with dressing.


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