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Ginger-Peanut Green Bean Salad

This green bean recipe showcases crisp, fresh-from-the-garden produce with a zesty peanut vinaigrette. Red chilis and chopped nuts add interesting texture and color. For variety, you could substitute glazed pecans for the peanuts or cashews; baby turnips or julienned jicama could sub in for the radish. —Nancy Elliott, Houston, Texas

Thai-Inspired Roast Beef Sandwich

I love Thai food, but I wanted to see how its flavors would translate in a plain ol' peanut butter...


Crunchy Apple Mixed Greens Salad

Whenever our staff celebrates a birthday or a special occasion, "Mary's Apple Salad" is always at the top of the...


Peanut Apple Salad

1 review

For a change of pace, I toss together this crisp, colorful dish in place of an ordinary green salad. Folks...


Indonesian Peanut Chicken Salad

Our former neighbor, a native of Indonesia, made this peanut chicken salad, which she called "sate". My family liked it...

Apple Peanut Salad

Heidi Wilcox of Lapeer, Michigan needs just three items to toss together this sweet side dish. It's crunchy from crisp...


Thai Turkey Burgers

1 review

When we’re tired of everyday burgers, I make these turkey patties for a taste of Thailand. The slaw is a...

Ginger-Sesame Steamed Vegetable Salad

4 reviews

A homage to my father’s Laotian roots, this warm salad is traditionally prepared with baby bok choy, snow peas, peapod...


Crunchy Cool Coleslaw

5 reviews

This recipe is my version of the peanut slaw I love at Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, a popular restaurant chain in...


Fruit & Nut Salad

1 review

The festive colors in this salad make it a delightful addition to the holiday spread. Quick and easy, this recipe...


Mandarin-Nut Tossed Salad

2 reviews

"I'm a wife, mother of three and business owner," relates Barbara Gibney of Lilian, Alabama. "With my busy schedule, I...

Crunchy Peanut Coleslaw

1 review

When entertaining my large family, I like to offer a buffet of delicious food. This salad has been enjoyed by...


Nutty Coleslaw

My mom used to make this coleslaw often when I was little. I think my three siblings and I must've...


Peanut Chicken Pockets

3 reviews

“A friend gave me this delicious recipe years ago, and it’s a hit every time I serve it. The crunchy...


Chicken & Rice Salad with Peanut Sauce

2 reviews

It doesn't get much speedier when using cooked rice and chicken. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes if you can...


Pea ‘n’ Peanut Salad

28 reviews

Even people who don't like peas love this crunchy recipe, including my own children. I love the fact that it's...

Banana Nut Salad

Sharon Mensing from Greenfield, Iowa combines two kid-friendly flavors in this speedy salad. "Children can help out by slicing and...


Peanut Slaw

To dress up everyday coleslaw, Edie Farm of Farmington, New Mexico adds quick crunch with cucumber, peanuts and celery, then...


Peanut Banana Waldorf

This is a combination of two different salads that my children liked when they were growing up. It probably originated...


Nutty Carrot Salad

With the sunflower kernels and a peanutty dressing, this is a new twist on carrot-raisin salad. My family loves this...


Spinach Salad with Peanut Dressing

I use my own spinach and strawberries in this eyecatching salad. The dressing gives it a big peanut taste that...


Thai Steak Salad

3 reviews

Thai recipes are popular in our household, so my husband and I developed this fresh, easy alternative to...


Nutty Tuna Sandwiches

1 review

"Here's a fresh-tasting sandwich that'll spark up a lunch," notes Cheryl Miller of Fort Collins, Colorado.


Jicama Slaw with Peanuts

1 review

Peanuts add interest and crunch to a crisp coleslaw featuring jicama and tangerines. For a creamy dressing, I sometimes stir...

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Sesame Spaghetti Salad with Peanuts

I love the sweet and spicy combination of the Asian-styled sauce. This can be made a day ahead. —LeAnn Fujimoto,...


Fruited Poppy Seed Coleslaw

This recipe showed up at a church dinner, served in a pretty round crystal bowl. It had a unique look...


Apple Peanut Spinach Salad

2 reviews

From Ali Lowell, this memorable medley is treated to a delicious curry dressing. "My mom and I have been tossing...


Japanese Peanut Salad Dressing

1 review

After tasting it just once, this salad dressing quickly became a favorite for my family. It's delicious over a variety...


Vietnamese Crunchy Chicken Salad

3 reviews

When I lived in Cleveland I would eat at a really good Vietnamese restaurant that had a dish I couldn't...


Apple-Strawberry Peanut Salad

This recipe originally called just for apples, but I added the strawberries for extra color. Folks who try this salad...