I love making this Rainbow Salad with Spicy Dressing as it goes with so many other dishes. It’s great on it’s own too and full of flavour.
This recipe is so super easy to make and tastes incredible. It’s fresh and vibrant so it’s a pleasure for the eyes and for the belly. I often make this for a stand alone meal but it is also wonderful as a side dish for barbecues, picnics and even lasagne. It’s a weird combo maybe but I love the fresh crunch against the soft pasta.
It is also so good if you want to make tortillas and have this crunchy slaw under your other fillings. Mix rice in if you fancy a soft base and to add some more carbs. It bulks out wraps and lunch boxes if you want a healthy side on the go.
Making the rainbow salad
To make the Rainbow Salad quickly I would definitely recommended investing in a little mandolin slicer. I was given this OXO Good Grips slicer a few years ago and I love how quick it makes preparing salads like this. It has 4 different parts inside. 2 graters and 2 slicers – one for julienne style strips. It has a handle so you don’t cut your self and the blade pieces fit into the lid so everything you cut stays in the lid and is easy to pick up and not get anywhere. You can get it from Amazon.
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Rainbow Salad with Spicy Dressing
- Half red cabbage
- 1 red onion
- 1 carrot
- Half cucumber
- 1 yellow pepper
- Handful tomatoes
- fresh parsley
- 1 chilli
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
- 1 lime juice of
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- fresh chilli
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Slice and dice all the vegetables and mix together in a bowl.
- Add the ingredients of the dressing together in a jam jar. Add the lid and shake.
- Serve when ready.
Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
I really hope you enjoy this recipe. The salad can keep for a few days in the fridge. However make sure you keep the dressing separate otherwise it will go a little soggy after a few days. If you aren’t a massive spice fan leave the chilli out and enjoy!
Other salads to try from my recipe collection
Fresh Basil and Parsley Spaghetti Salad
Vietnamese steak lettuce wraps
Easy Tomato Peach Salad with Heirloom tomatoes
Easy Tomato Salad with Rice, Quinoa & Asparagus
Grilled Nectarine, Chicken and Parma Ham Summer Salad
Super Simple Slaw
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8 thoughts on “Rainbow Salad with Spicy Dressing”
Such a fresh salad and that dressing must pack a punch. I need to make more winter salads and this one is top of the list.
I love a crunchy salad when it’s so wintery and sad. It has the hope of summer on the horizon.
Oh this looks immense, right up my ally. I’m a big fan of adding a crunch salad to meals, especially tacos, wraps and even curries. I have a julienne slicer like a speed peeler. Its very effective but highly dangerous!
Oh my gosh very dangerous since they are show sharp. I love a bit of a crunch with a curry too. Always get a little extra raw onion. DELICIOUS
Ooh that does look good Sisley. As you say, it’s the sort of salad that makes a great accompaniment to all sorts of dishes.
Thank you Choclette, a love a multi-use salad
I’ve been looking at new salad recipies, so a special someone in my life might find themselves tasting my attempt at this recipie soon!
I’m sure they will look forward to it!