Thai Chopped Salad [Food Processor Attachment]

A rich peanut dressing makes this chopped salad a winner for your next gathering.

Thai Chopped Salad


  • For the Dressing:
  • 1 lime, zested, peeled
  • ½ cup (120 ml) low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 green onions, rinsed, trimmed
  • ½ cup (100 g) peanuts, roasted unsalted
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) rice vinegar
  • 4 (40 g) dates
  • For the Salad:
  • 1 head (275 g) romaine lettuce, quartered
  • ¼ head (200 g) Napa cabbage
  • ¼ head (190 g) red cabbage
  • 1 (200 g) red bell pepper, seeded
  • 1 (100 g) carrot
  • Garnish:
  • ¼ cup (25 g) cashews
  • ¼ cup (4 g) fresh cilantro leaves


  1. For the Dressing:  Place all ingredients listed for the dressing into the Vitamix container and secure the lid.
  2. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 40 – 50 seconds, using the tamper to push ingredients toward the blades.   
  3. For the Salad:Fit the Food Processor with the Thin Slicing Disc and secure the lid.
  4. Start the processor and, using the Food Pusher, feed the romaine, cabbages, and bell pepper through the Small Food Chute opening. If item is too large, cut to size and feed through the Large Food Chute opening. Stop machine and flip the disc over to the shredding side and secure the lid. Start the processor and feed the carrot through the Small Food Chute. Remove to a large mixing bowl.
  5. To finish the salad add the dressing to the salad ingredients and toss to combine. Serve with cashews and cilantro leaves.

Chef's Notes

  • This salad is great served immediately while the ingredients still have a crunch. Serving the next day will allow the salad ingredients to soften if you desire.
  • This salad offers a great balance of micro and macronutrients.  Peanuts and cashews deliver protein and healthy fats, while the lettuce and cabbage provide a winning array of vitamins and minerals.  You are in store for a  truly satisfying and satiating salad experience.