Take-out Tuesday, Loaded Thai Salad with Orange Peanut Dressing

This is a “semi-homemade” salad made with the help of Chick-Fil-A and Trader Joe’s

Quick, Easy and Satisfying

A prepared cabbage and carrot slaw mix and fresh spinach are the base

The salad is topped with cucumber slices, pineapple,

green onions, cashews, chicken nuggets

Vegetable pouches are tucked on the side

for a different kind of crunch factor instead of croutons

This only takes minutes to make,

a few chops and slices

while the chicken and vegetable pouches heat in the oven

The dressing is quick and easy too,

and the trick is to use your microwave to soften the peanut butter

so it will mix well with the other ingredients

Orange juice, or juice from a fresh orange adds burst of freshness

This is a very tasty combo even without the chicken

Cut the nuggets in half before topping the salad for easier eating

The vegetable pouches are a little treat on the side…

No Trader Joe’s? No Problem

Look at your grocery store’s frozen section,

PF Chang’s mini egg rolls would be a great little extra too…

there are so many really good frozen bites available now,

Shake things up with something unexpected!

Loaded Thai Salad with Orange Peanut Dressing

Take a few short cuts by using some purchased prepared ingredients, and dress them up with salad greens, pineapple and a yummy homemade orange peanut dressing!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian


For each Salad

  • 2 cups cabbage slaw mix
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves torn
  • 1/2 – 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 6-8 English cucumber slices cut in half
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cashews
  • cooked chicken nuggets cut in half, or grilled or rotisserie chicken cut into pieces
  • baked vegetable pouches or mini egg rolls baked

Orange Peanut Dressing

  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 T rice vinegar
  • 1 T sesame oil
  • 4 T peanut butter
  • 2-4 T orange juice
  • sprinkle of red pepper flakes for heat if desired


  • Combine soy sauce, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil and peanut butter. Stir to combine. Microwave for 20 seconds and stir.  Repeat until peanut butter thins out a bit.  Add a splash of juice until desired consistency is reached.  Makes enough dressing for 2 salads.
  • Put slaw and spinach leaves into a salad bowl.  Top with remaining ingredients and dressing
Keyword Orange Peanut Dressing, Thai salad



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28 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Loaded Thai Salad with Orange Peanut Dressing”
  1. Jenna, this looks delicious! Who doesn’t love nuggets from Chick-Fil -A? Happy Tuesday!

  2. Nancy says:

    Doesn’t this look scrumptious! I pinned this… again! Yum!

  3. Sharon Mann says:

    Yummy! The vegetable pouches look delicious.

  4. Cyndi Raines says:

    Oh my gosh , does this ever sound very tasty. Love the crunch factor, which makes me eat slower, haha. We don’t have a Chick-fil-a, but I bet Sam’s club chicken nuggets would do or even a 10 piece chicken McNugget from McDonalds, right? I also like the idea of the little frozen eggs rolls cut up.
    Awesome! Will pin and have to try soon as I am hungry for something different and this fits the bill! 😋 Thanks Jenna!

  5. Semi-homemade has it’s place and this is one of them. I love Thai food and this is definitely something I might make — it’s been a long time since I have been able to get to Trader Joe’s. This will go on my list.

  6. lulu says:

    A big helping is all I’d need for dinner.

  7. Benita says:

    So, it’s okay to mix up this dressing and dunk my Chick-Fil-A right into it, right??!! 🙂 Looks absolutely delicious! Have a great day! Hugs!

  8. Jodi says:

    Oh this looks soooooooo delicious!!

  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    I like to buy the Asian Slaw from Dole at my grocery store. In fact, we ate it for dinner tonight! 😃 It comes with almonds, wontons and a sesame dressing. I always add chicken or additional ingredients. Your ideas sound delish! I will have to look for the vegie pouches! 👍

  10. Michelle says:

    This looks so good! 😀

  11. Mary says:

    My kind of salad Jenna, semi-homemade!

  12. Kitty says:

    What a great salad, Jenna, and I’ll have to look for those little pouches at TJ’s! The salad dressing sounds really refreshing, too.

  13. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I can’t wait to try your Thai Salad, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us this week and hope you have a very special weekend!
    Miz Helen

  14. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

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