Rainbow Peanut Salad
Recipe by Chef Heidi Fink
Heidi Fink

Rainbow Peanut Salad

  • Prep time 30 mins
  • Cook time 5 mins
  • Ready in 35 mins
  • Yield Serves 6

Quick to make, this Rainbow Peanut Noodle salad is colourful, delicious and nutritious. Enjoy it as a vegetarian main, or as a side with any type of grilled meat. Perfect for flexitarian families.


  • Salad Ingredients
  • Peanut Dressing
  • Garnish


  1. Peanut sauce:
    Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and combined. Taste to see if it needs more salt, sugar, or lime juice. Set aside while preparing ingredients for salad.
  2. Salad:
    Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add noodles and stir until the pot come back to a boil. Cook noodles until just soft to the tooth (the timing will depend on the type of noodles you have). Drain and immediately cool the noodles under cold running water. Shake to remove excess liquid.
  3. Shred or thinly slice all the vegetables.  Cook and cool the edamame. Chop the cilantro.
  4. In a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients and add all the peanut sauce. Use a pair of tongs or your hands to combine everything well. Serve immediately, topping each portion with chopped peanuts.



Omnivore’s version
Feel free to add cold leftover cooked chicken, pork or steak to this salad, as desired. It is especially delicious will leftover grilled meats.

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Reviews on "Rainbow Peanut Salad" (7)

  1. September 14, 2023
    Will definitely try this. I am really enjoying your show. So nice to feature local businesses. thank you :)
    • September 14, 2023
      I'm so glad you are enjoying the show! I hope you love this salad.
  2. September 14, 2023
    Tried this and FANTASTIC, my new go to stir fry sauce, and so easy to make, another winner.
    • September 14, 2023
      AWESOME! So glad you loved it!
  3. October 17, 2023
    You have to make this - the best peanut dressing/sauce recipe yet!!! It was easy to make. It pairs very well with the Green Curry Pork Tenderloin. This also would make a great dipping sauce with satay, etc. This is the fourth "Heidi Fink" recipe I have made in the past month and I am becoming a huge Heidi fan. This one will definitely make my Top 10 new recipes for 2023. I cannot wait to try more of your recipes Heidi. Thank you.
  4. December 5, 2023
    Really loved this dressing. Made it the night before and let everything meld together. This will be keeper in my dinner ideas.
    • December 5, 2023
      Yay, so glad you love it

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