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Thai Steak Salad with Peanut Butter Sriracha Dressing

Thai Steak Salad with Peanut Butter Sriracha Dressing

Is there anything peanut butter cannot pair well with? I am starting to think the answer is no. Ok, I guess I’m not really starting to think that cause there are probably gross pairings, but STILL. So. Many. Good. Pairings. Peanut butter & banana, peanut butter & chocolate, peanut butter & Oreo’s (praise to you Hallie and Annie), peanut butter & celery, peanut butter & Sriracha. Waiiiiiit, say whaaaaaaat? Uh huh. Peanut butter and Sriracha. I’m just recently exploring this wonderful pairing, but let me repeat to you- it is wonderful.

The sweet, the nutty and the spiciness all comes together for a party. Yes, I did just call it a party. If you are thinking I’m crazy for liking this combination- try it. It all started when I was watching the show “The Best Thing I’ve Ever Ate”. This woman on the show was saying that one of the best things she’s ever eaten was a peanut butter sriracha croissant (oh yes, don’t you all worry…. I will develop something like this). Then, I was itching for some Thai/Asian inspired foods. I FINALLY FINALLY found a restaurant with Pad Thai I like off their menu (yeah, I order the absolute most basic thing off Thai restaurant menus. I just love it so much.)

Then perusing Pinterest (you can follow me here!) I came across an Asian Steak Salad. I thought “Oh wow. I need to make my own version of that.” Now we are here! The salad is pretty basic when it comes to vegetables. I used a spinach & kale mixture for the greens. Then I topped it with some green pepper, broccoli, radishes, edamame and shaved carrot. On top of all that I put some fresh grilled strip steak. No marinade for the steak… with strips you really don’t need to marinade. Plus with this salad dressing I’ve created, you don’t need anymore flavor. You don’t want flavor overload.

If you followed that entire train of thought- you’re a trooper. So thanks for that!!!!

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So this salad is (from bottom to top)

Greens- of your choice

Veggies- of your choice

Protein/Meat- of your choice

My Peanut Butter Sriracha Dressing- find the recipe below!

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Peanut Butter Sriracha Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Peanut Butter, creamy
  • 1/2 tsp Sriracha
  • Juice of 1/4 Lime
  • Dash of Ginger

Instructions

  • Put all of your ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined thoroughly. Top it on this salad, or any dish of your choice. Enjoy!

Notes

This was enough dressing for 1 salad. My salad was a base of 2 handfuls of greens. If you are making a salad on a bigger or smaller base- you will need to half, double, tripe, etc. the recipe.

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Sriracha Avocado Grilled Goat Cheese

Sriracha Avocado Grilled Goat Cheese

Sriracha. Avocado. Goat Cheese. Plus some turkey and tomato slices. Talk about switching up your grilled cheeses! This could be made as a panini too if you wanna have fun with your panini maker. This grilled cheese is great by itself, or you could pair it with your favorite soup. I think it would go great with the vegetable soup I made last week, but here is the link to all of my soups if you’re looking for pairing ideas!

Normally when I do “stuffed” grilled cheeses, aka when I have other items in the sandwich like avocado, turkey, etc., I like to put cheese on both slices of bread. You gotta glue the sandwich together! I didn’t do that in this case, I simply put the goat cheese on one side, and I smashed the avocado on another. Goat Cheese has such a powerful taste, I didn’t want to over do it- hence my reasoning for only putting it on one side. This set up worked great, though. When I flipped it, I didn’t get one side sliding down. My sandwich didn’t get ruined! Which is always a good thing. Who wants a fallen apart grilled cheese? Ok, honestly, me. Bread and melted cheese? I’ll take it any way, shape or form it comes in.

The turkey adds some protein and I always like adding some sort of meat (turkey, ham, bacon, etc.) to my grilled cheeses. My mom or I will either by Trader Joe’s turkey or Oscar Meyer All Naturals lunch meat.

If you don’t like tomatoes, don’t add them. I like tomatoes in all of my sandwiches. I really like tomatoes in anything or just plain.

As for the Sriracha- feel free to use any hot sauce you like. As many of you know, I love sriracha. We have 2 bottles of it in the cabinets right now. My dad puts it in marinades (so do I) and I put it on just about anything it can be put on. Sometimes I push the boundaries, but hey, live and learn.

The. Layers. Oh goodnesssssssssssssss.
The. Layers. Oh goodnesssssssssssssss.

Here’s what you’ll need to cook this drool-worthy Sriracha Avocado Grilled Goat Cheese sandwich!!!!!

Sriracha Avocado Grilled Goat Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 slices Bread
  • 1 tbsp Oil or Butter of choice
  • 3 slices Goat Cheese, enough so you have full coverage on 1 slice of bread
  • 3 slices Tomatoes
  • 2-3 slices Turkey
  • 1/4 Avocado, smashed on the other slice of bread
  • 1 tsp Sriracha

Instructions

  • Place your goat cheese on 1 slice of bread and smash your avocado on the other slice.
  • On top of the goat cheese, place your turkey, tomatoes and drizzle the sriracha.
  • Put your avocado slice of bread on top of that to make your sandwich.
  • In a small frying pan, heat (on medium-low heat) 1/2 tbsp butter or oil. Let it sit for 2 minutes to allow to heat up.
  • While it is heating up, spread the other 1/2 tbsp of butter or oil on top of your sandwich. This way, when you flip it, the top side won't stick to the pan.
  • Place your sandwich, carefully!!!!, in the pan. Keep your heat on medium-low and cook for about 4 minutes each side.
  • Enjoy!
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