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Bok Choy Salad with Apples and Peanut Dressing

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This salad is full of crunch and flavor. Apples, cucumbers and peanuts are layered over bok choy and drizzled with a peanut butter yogurt dressing.

plate full of bok choy salad with cucumbers, apples, peanuts and a drizzle of creamy peanut dressing

       I was so tempted to cook the bok choy we got in our veggie box. I love it in stir fry or cooked with garlic amd soy sauce. I also saw so many tasty looking recipes for roasted and grilled bok choy.

    But my husband very much prefers raw cabbage to the cooked variety. Though he does eat Carlee’s cabbage (a family name for a dish we really enjoy!) Plus I’ve never eaten bok choy in a salad. So it seemed like the right thing to do.

salad spinner with chopped bok choy in it.

     If we hadn’t just had grandma’s napa salad recently, I would have been reworking that into something new.  We just love the flavor and crunch and it is so simple to make.  But since we had just had some, it seems like something different was in order.

bowl of creamy peanut yogurt salad dressing

      We had a bag of apples in the fridge drawer and it seemed like that would add a nice bit of sweet to the bok choy.  We also got  a couple of cucumbers in our CSA box that were just begging to be added for that fresh burst.

bowl full of chopped bok choy with chopped apples, cucumbers and chicken.

      While the dressing from that napa salad would be delicious on this as well, I wanted to try something new.  This peanut butter and yogurt salad dressing was the perfect thing to bring it all together.  It really worked nice with all of the other flavors.

bowl of chopped bok choy with chopped toppings on top.

      My husband is not a huge fan of peanut chicken, or anything peanut butter without chocolate really, so I wasn’t sure how he’d like this.  It turns out he was a big fan! I’ve been winning him over with salads lately and they have been a great way to get dinner on the table on these hot busy days.

bowl of bok choy salad tossed in dressing.

     Of course this would make a great side salad, but like most salads lately I added some chicken and made it an entree instead.  Either way it’s going to be good!

     The veggie boxes are keeping us loaded up on greens. So what are your favorite ways to use them?  I have a few more fun things coming if they work out the way I have them envisioned!

Yield: 6 Servings

Bok Choy Salad with Apples and Peanut Dressing

bowl of bok choy salad with apples, peanuts and homemade peanut yogurt dressing.

This salad is full of crunch and flavor. Apples, cucumbers and peanuts are layered over bok choy and drizzled with a peanut butter yogurt dressing.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 head bok choy
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • optional: chicken breasts

Dressing

  • 3 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider or rice wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients until well mixed. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Wash and chop all produce. Layer in salad bowls.
  3. Top with chopped peanuts and chicken if desired.
  4. Drizzle with salad dressing when ready to serve.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 445mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 13g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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This salad is full of crunch and flavor. Apples, cucumbers and peanuts are layered over bok choy and drizzled with a peanut butter yogurt dressing.

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Jan

Sunday 5th of August 2018

This looks very flavorful! I have kiddos that will LOVE it when they come down to visit next week!thanks for sharing it on the Farmers Market Recipe Collection for Celebrate 365

Carlee

Monday 6th of August 2018

I hope they do! It's so fresh and flavorful!

Anonymous

Wednesday 20th of June 2018

Carlee, I bet this salad is amazing! The dressing sounds so good with the peanut butter. :-o Thank you for sharing it at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party.

Carlee

Sunday 24th of June 2018

It was so good. I am a sucker for all things peanut butter, so the dressing won me over too! Thank you!

Hardlyagoddess

Monday 18th of June 2018

This looks fantastic- I love a peanut butter dressing!

Carlee

Sunday 24th of June 2018

I think this one is quickly becoming one of my favorites!

Amy

Tuesday 12th of June 2018

I'm anxious to try this peanut butter dressing. We do like peanut butter but have never had it on a salad. You are definitely getting me out of my comfort zone!

Carlee

Thursday 14th of June 2018

It's fun to get out of that zone every once in a while! I hope you like it!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station

Tuesday 12th of June 2018

This looks so delicious! Pinned and shared.

Carlee

Thursday 14th of June 2018

We really enjoyed it, thank you!

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