Spring Roll Salad w/ Thai Peanut Sauce

This meal is sooooo simple, fresh and flavorful! It’s hard to photograph the divine smells of the fresh chopped basil and mint, the spicy sweet flavor combination of fresh mango and peanut sauce, or the fresh crunch of the mung bean sprouts and raw veggies. So you’ll just have to make it for yourself.

It’s basically a Thai spring roll inside out without the wrapper. I intended to use rice noodles as a grain (non-BLE friendly but Katie friendly), but I ended up leaving it out because it felt bountiful enough without it!

Spring Roll Bowls w/ Peanut Sauce

  • Servings: Makes 2 Servings
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Each Serving Contains:

  • Veggies
  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Fruit (optional)
  • Grain (optional)

Ingredients

Veggies

  • Cucumbers, sliced or diced
  • Red bell peppers, sliced or diced
  • Carrots, sliced or grated
  • Salad greens, chopped
  • Mung bean sprouts

Protein

  • Katie’s Go-To Thai Peanut Sauce (see here for how to count this recipe in BLE)
    • 4 oz peanut butter (or almond butter, or dry roasted peanuts)
    • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (or 0.5 oz)
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 2 TBSP soy sauce (or 3/4 oz)
    • 2 TBSP rice vinegar, or apple cider vinegar (or 3/4 oz)
    • 1/4 tsp chili garlic paste
    • 1 lime, juiced
    • 4 oz coconut milk (fat serving) OR 4 oz water (to omit the fat serving)

Fat

  • Chopped peanuts, to garnish
  • Or include coconut milk in the peanut sauce (see above)

Fruit

  • Mango, sliced or diced

Grain (Optional)

  • Cooked rice or rice noodles

Condiments & Spices

  • Fresh herbs to garnish (I recommend cilantro, basil, or mint)

Directions

  1. Make the peanut sauce in a small blender cup. (If following BLE, you can divide this recipe equally into two portions and each one contains 1 protein and 1 fat serving)
  2. Arrange ingredients beautifully and lovingly in a bowl, drizzle with peanut sauce, garnish with a dash of peanuts and fresh herbs, and serve!

Recipe Source: Katie’s Bright Kitchen

Note: I’m working on reformatting my recipes a little bit to be useful to both BLE-ers and non-BLE-ers. Feel free to let me know your feedback and requests about this. Thanks!

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7 Comments

  1. Elaine Hughes

    It looks divine!!!!!  I’ve always loved peanut sauce. Elaine

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  2. I think it’s a great idea to format your recipes so that someone who is unfamiliar with BLE would be able to follow. I’ve followed BLE in the past and haven’t stuck to it. I continue to follow you & enjoy your recipes. I also write emails to my coworkers sharing healthy information, I’d love to include links to your recipes so it would be great if they were a little easier for everyone to understand. Thank you for your work.

     
  3. Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it. I love how creative you are with all my favorite plant based foods.

     
  4. Lauren Kutler

    Hello,
    I’m looking for a cauliflower Mexican rice dish to adapt into BLE. I found some Mexican sausage from the field company that you’ve suggested for protein. I know Mexican rice has tomato sauce or paste in it with spices. I was wondering if you would have a recipe that would help with how many ounces and stuff for a lunch portion with cauliflower rice. Thanks for your help.

     
    • Hi Lauren, I’ve never tried cauliflower rice, but I know people are into it. I don’t think it really tastes or behaves like rice in a way that would translate to Mexican rice, have you tried googling a recipe? I’d just portion the individual categories separately and mix it all together. Many people in BLE use tomato sauce/paste as a condiment and don’t count it.

       
  5. Eating this right now for lunch and LOVING IT. It’s so nice and cool, refreshing and tasty! It’s been super hot in the Bay area where I live so I was looking for a recipe that wouldn’t require any cook time. Bingo! Also on the menu is Gazpacho, which I haven’t found a BLE recipe for so I’m going to make it myself. Katie, I’d love to see how you’d adapt that one, if you’re so inspired (and to save myself from BLE math). Anyway, I love this site! Thanks for making such great food!

     
  6. Nancy Eastwood

    This salad is amazing! It’s crisp and fresh and I could drink the peanut dressing it’s so good!

     

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