Hold on to your bloatation devices, we’re exorcizing Easter via Thai Salad with Curry Coconut Dressing!

Chopped Thai Salad with Curry Coconut Dressing

Oh.my.lanta. Anyone else feeling a little post-Easter brunching bloat? You’re nodding your head like you hot crossed all the buns and pinned the tail on the…cocktail. < – – – How could I resist?

If you’re regretting the third slice of chocolate cake or the 5th mimosa, fret not, dear dumpling. We’re all on the same bloat boat. If this ship goes down, no need to panic; we all have a bloatation device and each other’s company to carry us safely back to shore.

Here, have a Thai Salad!

Chopped Thai Salad with Curry Coconut Dressing

The way I see it, you have two options when it comes to deflating your sinful sinilicious sugar high. You detox like mofo, or you can continue down Gumdrop Pass and maintain it. Feeding a sugar high is fun. The end. But at some point, Queen Frostine, Lord Licorice, and Mama Gingersnap need to exit Candy Land and eat some Vitamin K.

Ergo: salad. A really, really, really, really big one. This one. Thai Salad. With Curry Coconut Dressing. < – – – spoiler alert: there’s peanut butter in this dressing. Don’t not make the salad dressing. Make the freaking salad dressing!

This is simple. We chop up mango, bell pepper, green onion, avocado, and we arrange the ingredients all pretty-like in a bowl. We blend up peanut butter-infused coconut curry dressing and immediately plant our faces in it. Done and done. We are healed.

Chopped Thai Salad with Curry Coconut Dressing

– Insert: worst transition of all time –

Unrelated to bloating, salad, or peanut butter, but a good story nonetheless:

WordPress pulled a fast one last week and created a platform update which pretty much broke all the blogs (this is a slight over dramatization, but mostly it’s true.) So if you’ve noticed anything freaky deeky on your favorite food blogs or websites, it’s not you or the 5 cocktails you drank at Easter Brunch yesterday…it’s the WP.  Thankfully, nothing major happened on The Roasted Root other than the fact that the update made it impossible for me to post…or change anything…at all. So in essence, it paralyzed my site, but that’s neither here nor there.

I was having doomsday visions of THIS BEING THE END OF THE ROASTED ROOT (which is never going to happen, bt dubs. You’re stuck with me forever). What was I going to do with myself if I couldn’t show you pictures of food and tell you stories? Can you imagine life without my words? FUH REE KAY! Life without Thai Salad? Impossible (said with French accent).

Chopped Thai Salad with Curry Coconut Dressing

Long story short, I read a bagillion support threads, sent out 42,000 emails, curled myself into a tightly-clenched ball, ate all the ice cream, drank all the wine, and then finally figured out how to solve my problem… in a this-site-is-being-held-together-by-duct-tape sort of way.

While the back end of this jimmy rigged site is still a big ol’ mess, the only way you’re effected on the front end is my recipe cards are momentarily out of order (wah waaaaah). Which means just means you can’t save my recipes to your ZipList recipe box or print them on one neat sheet of paper without copying and pasting. I know. Old school. Brief aside: if anyone else is having issues posting to their blog, email me. I may have a jimmy rigged solution. End aside. 

But don’t worry your pretty little heart. The fancy recipe cards with recipe-saving-and-printing capabilities will return soon. So for now…

Here she blows: The salad to end the bloat! Have it!

P.S. Did you catch my Raw Carrot Pasta with Ginger-Lime Peanut Sauce and my better-than-takeout Mango Cashew Chicken? Don’t miss ’em!


For the Curry Coconut Peanut Dressing:

For the salad:

  • Spring green mix
  • 1 mango, peeled and chopped
  • ½ red pepper, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 4 stalks green onion, chooped
  • 2/3 cup roasted unsalted cashews
  • Fresh cilantro for serving


To prepare the dressing:

  1. Add all ingredients for the dressing to a small blender (I used my Magic Bullet) and blend until smooth. Refrigerate the dressing until it thickens, about 2 hours.

To prepare the Thai Salad:

  1. Add all ingredients for the salad to a large serving bowl (or add desired amount of ingredients to separate bowls).
  2. Drizzle desired amount of Curry Coconut Peanut Dressing on top and toss ingredients together.
  3. Serve with fresh chopped cilantro and lime slices.

NOTE: The longer the dressing refrigerates, the thicker it gets. If this rains on your parade, you can add a little water, but the dressing does mix into the salad…you’ve just got to toss it. Smiley face.

Julia Mueller
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living, Brit.co, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. My wordpress actually didn’t break my blog…but my host went down for over 24 hours..so that was fun.
    I also did not get to partake in a big Easter dinner due to being family-less in Florida.whomp whomp womp.
    But, I want to eat ALL THE THAI SALAD anyway. That coconut dressing? I want to swim in it. Pinned!

  2. This is exactly what I needed today, it looks perfect!. I think I ate my weight in chocolate and eggs yesterday…

  3. OK, this looks incredible (French accent?)! Luckily, I had no issues with WP and with my family on the west coast there was no gorging on copious amounts of food. That doesn’t mean I’m not totally making this salad. I looove Thai flavours and your photos are drool worthy. Winning *and* pinning!

  4. I want this salad. I have mango so I’m more than halfway there! Sorry to hear about WP- yuck! I don’t have a recipe plug in to begin with but am curious about them because of issues like this that happen. Do you recommend having one? Any tips welcome 🙂

    1. Yaay! So glad you like it, Marisa! I recommend having a recipe plugin that allows your readers to print your recipe easily on one page of paper. The ZipList plugin is one method you can use for monetizing your site, too, so that’s always a plus. I’m honestly not familiar with recipe plugins other than ZipList, but I’m sure there are lots of great ones out there 😉

  5. All my favorite flavors topped off with curry peanut sauce – Amazing!!! – I could eat this all week long! Glad your site’s ok – sounds like a white-knuckling kind of weekend!

  6. My site is perpetually duct taped together but magically didn’t break… that I noticed. I have to admit I didn’t touch my computer from Wednesday – Sunday. This salad is definitely worth old school copy-and-pasting into a word document. I might even go so far as to paste it into good ole Notepad if I really had to, that’s how good it sounds!

  7. Dressing looks delicious would make a great dip for lettuce wraps or spring rolls too I think. My site went bonkers too. Still can’t add certain things. I deleted plugins and reinstalled one at a time. Ziplist was the culprit but still can’t add ad codes.

    1. Thankfully I didn’t have to delete all my plugins, but I did have to clear my browser cache, uninstall all the plugins, then reinstall them. Yup, ZipList was the culprit for me too, but I just got an email saying they’re releasing a new version tomorrow, so that’s good!!

    1. Hi Connie, the salad will serve 3 to 4. You can use more or less ingredients in order to scale the salad to the size you need. The dressing recipe makes quite a bit, so you’ll definitely have leftovers to use on other salads 😀

  8. Pretty pretty!! I am definitely in need of an Easter detox. And this salad is officially my number one priority!

  9. We ate one too many slices of cake yesterday. This looks heavenly! What a gorgeous and fresh bowl, my friend. Thank you for sharing it!

  10. Thank goodness I’m always behind the times and didn’t update. I refuse to update until WP fixes all the kinks. You are always looking out for us, I tell ya. As usual, I ate one too many creme eggs and slices of cake. I need this gorgeous salad.

  11. I’m definitely going to make this freaking salad dressing! I’ve been obsessed with curry for a while now and it has been so hot here lately that I’ve been eating salad for pretty much every meal! I can’t wait 🙂

  12. This salad looks AMAZING! I love all those fresh flavours and who am I to argue with peanut butter in salad dressing? Sounds perfect!

  13. You have to love a well balanced salad just like this. That dressing looks super tasty as well. Keep up the good work!

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  15. This recipe was SO GOOD! The dressing was so quick to put together and the only thing I changed was to add rotisserie chicken to the salad to up the protein. The dressing was so, so delicious and went really well with the rest of the flavors! Great recipe.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Kristen!! Rotisserie chicken?! YUM!! I may cook for a living, but I’ve been buying rotisserie chicken once or twice a week because it’s so.freaking.good!

      I love the dressing too! I was unsure if folks would take to a thick peanut buttery dressing, so I’m happy to hear you enjoy it as much as I do 😀

  16. My blog is broken! Found your site for a recipe and decided to stay! BOOKMARKED! Love it. But read the “WP broke blogs this week” and was like “wait a second….” – thought it was just me. Now I have to figure out how to fix it and don’t have the energy or heart…..

    1. Oh no!! Is it because you updated to the new version of WordPress? If so, go deactivate all your plugins and then reactivate them one by one. You’ll be able to tell which one is the bad plugin by doing it one at a time. At that point, you can delete the bad plugin. WP published a list of plugins that are causing problems, so you should be able to find that list in one of their support threads. GOOD LUCK!

    1. Yaaay! I think you’ll love it! One of my friends thought the dressing was a little too thick after it set up in the fridge, so when you make it, feel free to add some extra lime juice or water to thin it out 🙂 xo

  17. This has broken into our regular rotation at our home for the summer. SUCH a good, good salad! We’re not typically “salad people” but you may have converted us.

  18. Made this for a dinner party tonight. I was a little hesitant as I don’t usually like fruit in my salad and I only typically,eat avocado in guacamole. But it looked so beautiful I thought I would try it.
    Holy #+*@, this was amazing. The way the flavors in the dressing complimented the salad. So delicious!!!! I want to eat this again now!! This will be my go to salad from now on. Thank you!!