The Spicy Coconut Milk Dressing I Love on Everything Lately


We expended the past week on the west shore of Lake Tahoe not significantly from exactly where my family members would keep every single summer when I was younger. The cabins together the lake are larger sized now, the h2o small. Teenagers fling on their own from piers into the clear, icy, waistline-deep water. When the sky is cloudless, it’s the bluest put conceivable. The very first detail I manufactured as soon as we had been settled into our camp was a spicy coconut dressing (sauce?) that would go on *every little thing* in the course of the week. It is a variation on other spicy coconut milk dressings I’ve manufactured in the earlier, but this edition has a large amount going on with grilled peppers and minced onions. You can see how I utilised it in this article, tossed with rice flake noodles, grilled tofu and whatsoever wanted to be utilized up in the cooler – roasted tomatoes, cilantro, and lemon.
Spicy Coconut Milk Dressing Over Rice Noodles on a Plate


This is a see of the lake. Wonderful blue overload. It in no way receives outdated.
Picnic Views of Lake Tahoe
The critical to this dressing is blistering chiles ahead of chopping and including them to the relaxation of the components. It requires the flavor from shiny and eco-friendly to a little something deeper and significantly less sharp – even now spicy even though. You can see serrano chiles and Padron peppers under in a large skillet. I actually like to test to get colour on all sides if feasible.
Spicy Coconut Milk Dressing Over Rice Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes and Herbs
The tremendous-creamy coconut base of this dressing is seasoned with lemon juice and spiked with spicy, blistered chiles. Upcoming, extra depth and dimension are added, coming from chopping lots of scallions and onions into juicy oblivion and stirring them in.
Ingredients Arrange in a White Bowl

Spicy Coconut Milk Dressing: What It really is Great On

So, let’s totally free-design about all the means to use it. This recipe can make a very good volume of dressing. You can use it as a ending touch on tacos. It’s excellent tossed with just about any noodle or pasta. It’s a sport-changer the upcoming time you make potato salad dressing – use the potatoes furthermore this dressing and construct from there. Reward factors if the potatoes are grilled or cooked in a fireplace. I really like the spicy coconut drizzled above corn and grilled greens. And it is great on a structured salad. Very last night I set a few dollops in a basic crimson pasta sauce for a bit of je ne sais quoi and didn’t regret it a single little bit.

A Jar of Spicy Coconut Milk Dressing

Component: Vegan Fish Sauce

For the salty ingredient in this dressing I get in touch with for vegan fish sauce. I have been earning a homemade version of it lately, using a recipe from Andrea Nguyen’s forthcoming Ever-Inexperienced Vietnamese cookbook. I have made other versions in the past, but her recipe is the greatest vegan fish sauce I’ve manufactured. Now 100% my go-to. When the ebook is out you really should completely give the recipe a check out. In the meantime, there are some good vegan and vegetarian fish sauces out there for buy, like 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 include it as the very last ingredient in the dressing, and include it to flavor.
Close up of Platter of Rice Noodles and Tofu


Permit me know if you give this dressing a consider. Even superior, enable me know what you use it on! 
If you happen to be seeking for a lot more salad inspiration, here is exactly where you can look through all the salad recipes. I’m likely to use this dressing on this this favored heirloom apple salad this Fall. Or on this Grilled Wedge Salad as we wind down grilling period.

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