It was salad week here. Every few weeks or so, we have salads every night of the week. It’s a nice fresh change sometimes from a lot of grilled foods but that doesn’t mean that it’s a week of sadness. I mix it up by using a large variety of ingredients. And I always make at least one homemade salad dressing. Like this wonderful Thai sweet chili dressing. The dressing is a wonderful combination of tropical flavors, a little heat and a lot of Asian inspiration.
Your salad doesn’t have to be Asian in nature to enjoy this Thai sweet chili dressing. It’s great no matter what you toss onto the plate.
I’m a huge fan of coconut milk and I was happy to see that this recipe has plenty of it. And fish sauce. Now, fish sauce is one strong smelling sauce. But don’t fear it. It really makes this dressing amazing. If you’re not sure about it, add a little, taste, and add more if you want. I use an expensive, quality fish sauce. I learned early on that you get what you pay for, specially when it comes to fish sauce.
Also try my herby Ranch dressing.
Thai Sweet Chili Dressing
- 1 cup sweet chili sauce
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup fish sauce
- ¼ cup lime juice 2 limes
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 4 cloves garlic grated
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- Combine everything in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir until the peanut butter is dissolved.
- Remove from heat and let cool before serving.
Nutritional values are approximate.