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Thai Dressing for the Watermelon & Coconut Salad

Karen’s Zesty Coconut Thai Dressing

A light and zesty dressing with a secret ingredient… Coconut Cream.
Replaces some oil in the recipe for a creamy finish.

Thai Dressing for the Watermelon & Coconut Salad
Zesty Coconut Thai Dressing delicious drizzled over salads, noodles and proteins 

Tangy Lime Juice with Garlic, Ginger, Fresh Basil & Mint and Coconut Cream are the key flavors. Add a few pinches of Thai Chiles for a little heat.

Not your boring salad dressing with great zippy flavor and color! The dressing will thicken as it cools.

Watermelon & Fresh Coconut Salad with Thai Dressing, Mint and Basil
The perfect Dressing for: Watermelon & Fresh Coconut Salad with Thai Dressing  (See recipe)
Thai Dressing for the Watermelon & Coconut Salad

Zesty Coconut Thai Dressing

A zippy dressing with emulsified coconut cream, ginger, mint & basil.
Drizzle over everthing and my Watermelon & Coconut Salad.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons raw honey can use pure cane sugar if vegan
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic peeled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or himalayan pink salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Thai green chilis* or serrano
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil such as safflower oil, expeller pressed
  • 4 tablespoons coconut cream the thick part from the can

Instructions

  • Add the first 9 ingredients - lime juice through chilis to a small food processsor (I use a 4 cup one) or blender.
    Pulse to break up, then blend from low to high until light green in color and smooth.
  • Add the oil in a slow stream on medium speed. Add coconut cream and blend until emulsified.
  • Chill the dressing one hour before using - the dressing will thicken as it cools.
    Store in a clean glass container in the refrigerator and use within 3 weeks. (Stir up at room temperature.)

Notes

*Thai Chilis are spicy - about 15 times hotter than the average jalapeno.
Start with a small amount - add more if you like; Serranos are less spicy, jalapeños the least spicy. 
See recipe: Watermelon & Coconut Salad with Thai Dressing.
This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer.
COURSE: salad dressing
CUISINE: Thai
KEYWORDS: coconut Thai dressing, thai dressing
Nutrition Facts
Zesty Coconut Thai Dressing
Serving Size
 
2 tablespoons
Amount per Serving
Calories
94
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
74
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
45
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
3
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
82
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
7
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Thai Dressing for the Watermelon & Coconut Salad

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