Shrimp Pad Thai Salad
OK, so, I have actually surprised myself lately with the number of salads I have been eating. Not necessarily because it’s January, but because I’m just craving them. I guess maybe it started around Thanksgiving with Marion’s Kale Salad but I’m not really sure. All I know is that I want as much color in my meals as I can stuff in there.
But the truth is – we really love carbs too. Like in an every-meal-should-include-pasta kind of way. So, yes, we could serve Shrimp Pad Thai with a nice simple salad on the side. But we could also make our Shrimp Pad Thai into a salad. Win-win!
This salad has all of the flavors you love of Pad Thai, I just left the noodles out and replaced them with romaine lettuce and red cabbage. The result is gorgeous and healthy. The dressing is amazingly flavorful, too. I used mostly the same ingredients you would use for Pad Thai sauce – lime, tamari, fish sauce, brown sugar, sambal oelek – and it created this spicy, super flavorful vinaigrette that I anticipate using for many salads to come. The salad is, of course, garnished with lime juice and peanuts for a little added crunch.
You will not even miss the rice noodles of your favorite Pad Thai! For this Shrimp Pad Thai Salad recipe and more, visit Imperial Sugar’s website. Also, check out their Valentine’s Day dessert collection!
A few other Salads with Shrimp that you might like:
Buffalo Shrimp Salad from Add a Pinch
Soba Noodle & Shrimp Salad from Can You Stay for Dinner?
Toasted Barley & Shrimp Salad from Cookin Canuk
Chipotle Shrimp Salad Bowls from Bev Cooks
Grapefruit & Avocado Salad with Shrimp from Sweet Sugar Bean
Grilled Shrimp Salad with Pina Colada Dressing from Pineapple & Coconut
Disclosure: This post is written by me in sponsorship with Imperial Sugar. I have an ongoing relationship with Imperial Sugar for recipe development. All photographs, text and opinions expressed are my own.