33 responses

  1. Gretchen
    August 3, 2013

    This salad looks so colorful and delicious!! I love a crunchy salad with a peanut dressing… Yum!

    • The Spicy RD
      August 4, 2013

      Thanks Gretchen! I always love a colorful salad too :-)

  2. Terra
    August 3, 2013

    Food safety lady is not so sure about blue nailpolish while prepping food, LOL! This salad would be awesome for my lunches on my travels. I have a perfect tall plastic container to hold salad, and shake in some dressing…..YUM!!!! Sounds delicious! I love how you dressed up your puppy, so cute! Hugs, Terra

    • The Spicy RD
      August 4, 2013

      That’s my 11 yo, going on 21 yo daughter wearing the blue nail polish~ I thought it would be a fun photo with the colorful salad. I swear she washed her hands first :-) Thanks for your sweet comments Terra! xo

  3. rebecca
    August 3, 2013

    this looks great and your dog is so funny sorry about the carpet stains

    • The Spicy RD
      August 4, 2013

      Thanks so much Rebecca! Luckily I got the stains out of the carpet :-)

  4. Min
    August 4, 2013

    Yum! I love peanut dressing and will pour it into anything ;). I love that you use sunflower seed oil..haven’t seen that before. So colorful and full of textures. Love it! Aww your dog is sooo cute. He sure knows how to work it..just look at that innocent face. Sounds a lot like my dog. Can’t believe he just licked the chocolate. Kona (my miniature schnauzer) would have ate the whole thing in no time. And I would have freaked out that he ate chocolate! I have not tried the salad-in-a-jar. However, in Korea, the “use your styrofoam cup” is very popular right now. Basically, you fill that lil’ cup with whatever and that’s suppose to be your meal..I know…that’s like nothing. It’s summertime so very typical of Korean women to take dieting to the extreme.

    • The Spicy RD
      August 4, 2013

      Thanks Min! Salad in a styrofoam cup would not work for me at all. Harry {the dog} has eaten many a chocolate in his life. We try and keep it away from him, but as you can see, he is a very big dog {although he does not look very manly in that outfit-LOL}. Fortunately, it does not affect him :-)

      • Min
        August 5, 2013

        I know right..styrofoam is meant for fluids not food. I like to dress Kona too..he even has booties for walking ;). Harry truly looks great in pink hehe. I can tell he’s full of personality!

  5. The Candid RD
    August 4, 2013

    Sounds wonderful!! I’m in love with peanut dressings (and, your dog!)

    • The Spicy RD
      August 4, 2013

      Aww…thanks Gina! And, Harry says thanks too :-)

  6. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    August 4, 2013

    Your salad looks delicious, it’s one of my favorite kinds! Your pup is adorable! I do know how sneaky they can be! I have two!!

    • The Spicy RD
      August 4, 2013

      Ha! I don’t think I could handle two sneaky dogs :-) Thanks Jennifer!!

  7. Deanna Segrave-Daly
    August 4, 2013

    Gorgeous and I cannot wait to make this! Alas, no dogs here (daughter is terrified) but had a chuckle over that innocent looking photo and then reading about the nut incident :)

    • The Spicy RD
      August 4, 2013

      Thanks Deanna!! One of my son’s good friends used to be terrified of Harry, but they are good buddies now-not a mean bone in his furry body. Just sneaky ones :-)

  8. Karman
    August 4, 2013

    This looks wonderful! Great make-ahead lunch option!

    • The Spicy RD
      August 4, 2013

      Thanks so much Karman and so glad you stopped by :-) I ate this for dinner the first night I made it, then 2 days in a row after that for lunch-it keeps fantastically!

  9. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
    August 4, 2013

    Your raw power salad is still my favorite salad ever. I can’t wait until I’m done with recipe development for my book and I can get back to eating it for lunch every day again. :) But I might have to throw this one into the mix too–you had me at peanut dressing! 😀

    • The Spicy RD
      August 4, 2013

      Thanks so much Kiersten and I’m so glad you’ve gotten lots of yummy lunches out of my raw power salad :-) Can’t wait for your cookbook to come out!!!

  10. Barbara | Creative Culinary
    August 5, 2013

    The salad looks positively beautiful but the real truth is I can not get over the dog. How adorable; don’t you dare tell me he isn’t just perfect; look at him all pretty in pink and a tutu even. SO cute!

    • The Spicy RD
      August 6, 2013

      Thanks so much Barbara, but has he fooled you too?? Just kidding! I think he’s (almost) perfect :-)

  11. Kristi Rimkus
    August 5, 2013

    Okay – I want the dog – he’s just too adorable. The recipe looks fantastic too.

    • The Spicy RD
      August 6, 2013

      Thank you Kristi!! You can borrow him anytime you want :-)

  12. kellie@foodtoglow
    August 6, 2013

    Gorgeous crunchy, savoury salad – love it! And I think you have just got your dog back with that photo. He/she must be livid! What a cutie-pie 😀

    • The Spicy RD
      August 6, 2013

      All is forgiven by Harry as long as he gets his treats :-). Thanks Kellie!!

  13. Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian
    August 7, 2013

    Perhaps he thought you they were a gift for him from Hawaii. :) Glad he is ok though.
    My friend’s dog got into lollipops once in her pantry and had them stuck all over his fur. It was so sad but at the same time pretty funny.
    This salad looks amazing. So fresh!

  14. amy @ fearless homemaker
    August 8, 2013

    LOL, your dog is adorable .. even if he is a bit rotten on occasion. My dog has eaten a few forbidden things in her day, too! =) And this salad? Looks SO good. You have no idea how much I wish it was in front of me right now!

  15. Katie
    August 8, 2013

    Oh my goodness, the colors are beautiful! I usually just use a simple balsamic, but this dressing looks amazing- need to try!!

  16. Melanie @ Nutritious Eats
    October 14, 2013

    Asian salads are one of my favorites. Might need to make this happen on the meal plan this week!

  17. Michelle
    July 12, 2014

    Great salad but I had to comment about the macadamia nuts which are extremely toxic to dogs. Even one nut can be toxic. Clinical signs usually develop within 12 hours after ingestion. The most common presenting sign is weakness and inability to walk, especially in the hind legs. Other signs include: vomiting, staggering gait, depression, tremors and elevated body temperature (hyperthermia). Paralysis is usually temporary in a healthy dog without any underlying problems, but in a dog with hidden health problems, it can be fatal. Chocolate is also extremely toxic to dogs as are raisins and advocados, both can kill in tiny amounts. Sorry to be a party pooper but I worked in clinical practice for over 15 years and it’s amazing how many people don’t know this.

  18. Farrah
    December 12, 2014

    This looks amazing! It reminds me of a healthified version of the salad my gymnastics coaches used to make for us when we had meets! I’m definitely gonna have to try it out! <3

    • The Spicy RD
      December 17, 2014

      Thanks so much Farrah! Wow-what a fabulous gymnastics coach you had. My coaches never fed me so well :-)

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