We used the past 7 days on the west shore of Lake Tahoe not significantly from in which my spouse and children would keep every single summer months when I was youthful. The cabins alongside the lake are bigger now, the drinking water low. Teens fling by themselves from piers into the distinct, icy, waistline-deep drinking water. When the sky is cloudless, it’s the bluest put conceivable. The initially matter I created as soon as we had been settled into our camp was a spicy coconut dressing (sauce?) that would go on *everything* during the week. It’s a variation on other spicy coconut milk dressings I’ve created in the earlier, but this model has a large amount likely on with grilled peppers and minced onions. You can see how I made use of it below, tossed with rice flake noodles, grilled tofu and regardless of what necessary to be used up in the cooler – roasted tomatoes, cilantro, and lemon.
Spicy Coconut Milk Dressing Over Rice Noodles on a Plate


This is a watch of the lake. Remarkable blue overload. It never receives outdated.
Picnic Views of Lake Tahoe
The essential to this dressing is blistering chiles prior to chopping and adding them to the rest of the elements. It usually takes the flavor from vivid and inexperienced to anything further and less sharp – nevertheless spicy nevertheless. You can see serrano chiles and Padron peppers down below in a broad skillet. I definitely like to try to get coloration on all sides if achievable.
Spicy Coconut Milk Dressing Over Rice Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes and Herbs
The super-creamy coconut base of this dressing is seasoned with lemon juice and spiked with spicy, blistered chiles. Following, a lot more depth and dimension are extra, coming from chopping heaps of scallions and onions into juicy oblivion and stirring them in.
Ingredients Arrange in a White Bowl

Spicy Coconut Milk Dressing: What It’s Superior On

So, let’s free of charge-design and style about all the ways to use it. This recipe tends to make a great amount of dressing. You can use it as a ending touch on tacos. It’s best tossed with just about any noodle or pasta. It is a sport-changer the next time you make potato salad dressing – use the potatoes in addition this dressing and make from there. Bonus details if the potatoes are grilled or cooked in a fireplace. I like the spicy coconut drizzled above corn and grilled veggies. And it’s good on a structured salad. Final night I place a few dollops in a common crimson pasta sauce for a little bit of je ne sais quoi and didn’t regret it a single little bit.

A Jar of Spicy Coconut Milk Dressing

Ingredient: Vegan Fish Sauce

For the salty element in this dressing I phone for vegan fish sauce. I have been earning a home made version of it recently, working with a recipe from Andrea Nguyen’s forthcoming Ever-Eco-friendly Vietnamese cookbook. I’ve designed other variations in the previous, but her recipe is the finest vegan fish sauce I have produced. Now 100% my go-to. When the e book is out you must completely give the recipe a consider. In the meantime, there are some good vegan and vegetarian fish sauces accessible for obtain, together with this Ocean’s Halo vegan fish sauce. Or, if you want to make the dressing pronto, swap in soy sauce, tamari, or coconut aminos for the fish sauce, if that is what you have on hand. Just increase it as the very last ingredient in the dressing, and include it to flavor.
Close up of Platter of Rice Noodles and Tofu


Allow me know if you give this dressing a try out. Even better, permit me know what you use it on! 
If you might be hunting for far more salad inspiration, here is the place you can browse all the salad recipes. I am going to use this dressing on this this favourite heirloom apple salad this Drop. Or on this Grilled Wedge Salad as we wind down grilling year.

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