Rainbow Salad with Spicy Dressing

January 2, 2020Sew White

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

The bright colours of the Rainbow Salad with Spicy Dressing. Tomatoes, red cabbage, carrots, cucumber, parsley, red onion all combined.

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

Sisley White
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.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4 people
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Half red cabbage
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 carrot
  • Half cucumber
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • Handful tomatoes
  • fresh parsley
  • 1 chilli

Spicy Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 lime juice of
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • fresh chilli
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

For this recipe I’m using rough measurements. If you love carrots add extra, don’t like red cabbage take it out. It’s a brilliantly flexible recipe.
Keyword How to make the Rainbow Salad, Rainbow Salad, Rainbow Salad with Spicy Dressing

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!

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8 Comments

  • Janice Pattie

    January 18, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    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.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      January 18, 2020 at 12:40 pm

      I love a crunchy salad when it’s so wintery and sad. It has the hope of summer on the horizon.

  • Chloe Edges

    January 18, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    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!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      January 18, 2020 at 8:26 pm

      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

  • Choclette

    January 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    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.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      January 18, 2020 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you Choclette, a love a multi-use salad

  • Samuel Turner

    February 2, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    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!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      February 3, 2020 at 12:21 pm

      I’m sure they will look forward to it!

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