Monday, January 20, 2014

Shrimp Pad Thai Salad

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.

Shrimp Pad Thai Salad

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

Shrimp Pad Thai Salad

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.


23 Responses to “Shrimp Pad Thai Salad”

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — January 20, 2014 @ 8:20 am

    Cassie, I am absolutely loving this rainbow of stir fry goodness in a bowl! What an awesome idea. Pinned and making soon (just not soon enough–I want this for lunch TODAY.)

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — January 20, 2014 @ 8:21 am

    You are speaking my love language with this salad my friend!! Love the idea of combining two of my favs – salad and pad thai!

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    Anna @ Garnish with Lemon — January 20, 2014 @ 8:44 am

    OK, I admit, turning me away from my pad thai with noodles is going to be a challenge, but if I can get the same flavors from my beloved pad thai in a salad, I’m totally game.

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    Rachel — January 20, 2014 @ 9:20 am

    I love a good pad thai, and what a great idea to make it into a salad. I’d never thought about doing that before – clever you!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 20, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

    I love Thai salads, this looks so good! Love the colors and textures!

  6. #
    Heather || Heather's Dish — January 20, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

    I adore this – I’m all about lighter versions of my favorites!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — January 20, 2014 @ 1:52 pm

    I’m loving this salad! Nom!

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    Joanne — January 20, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

    A salad that IS a salad but also kind of isn’t a salad? I could totally get behind this.

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    Jenny @ BAKE — January 20, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

    I love the look of this pad thai salad, it looks so fresh and colourful!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — January 20, 2014 @ 5:11 pm

    Amazing color and flavor! I need this in my life!

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    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — January 20, 2014 @ 7:28 pm

    This salad is so colorful and beautiful! I am just eating it up with my eyes! Can’t wait to try it!

  12. #
    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — January 20, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

    Love that you turned this into a salad! The sauce sounds perfect.

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    Paula – bell’alimento — January 20, 2014 @ 10:47 pm

    Amazing recipe Cassie! This salad looks and sounds amazing! I can’t wait to make this salad!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — January 21, 2014 @ 12:08 am

    I love that you turned this into a salad, Cassie!

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    saly @ sallys baking addiction — January 21, 2014 @ 7:13 am

    I have a huge place in my heart for pad thai and of course, pad thai inspired dishes! Cassie this shrimp pad thai in salad form looks fantastic!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — January 21, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

    Great idea to turn pad thai into a salad! I think I could even get my husband on board with having no noodles!

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — January 22, 2014 @ 12:53 am

    Oh yeahh, give me a giant bowl of this any day!

  18. #
    Kristin — January 22, 2014 @ 11:58 am

    Beautiful colors!
    Thank you for all that you do!

  19. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — January 26, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    Love this!

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    Claire Gallam — January 26, 2014 @ 6:13 pm

    Oh my! I love that you turned pad thai into salad!!

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    Reen — February 1, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

    Link for the salad doesn’t appear to be working & when I searched the site nothing came up…do you have to create an account w/ imperial sugar 1st?

    • Cassie replied: — February 1st, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

      Hi Reen, I’m sorry, it looks like their website is down right now. You might try checking back shortly. I’m sorry about that!


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