There’s a time and a place for Applebee’s, and that’s when your dead. Kidding, but seriously, the salads at all these chain restaurants (I’m talking to you too, Chilis and TGIFridays) are a waste of money. I’m sure that the dressings are prepackaged with all kinds of preservatives, and heaven knows when the produce last left the garden. It’s a waste of cash as well. The only thing that they’re doing right is illustrating the point that salads don’t have to be boring.
This particular recipe reminds me of all of my favorite things about a salad – exceedingly crisp, ultra light, and super refreshing. Matchsticks of carrot, daikon and red bell pepper give an addictive crunch, and the crisp noodles help to soak up the yummy peanut lime dressing. Cilantro and mint add spice and sweetness, and the dressing gets a kick from a bit of chili and garlic. It’s all around goodness. Continue reading Thai Chopped Salad with Crisp Noodles and Herbs