Curry Lime Dressing with Arugula & Pepper Salad

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

15 minutes



In this dressing, coconut milk takes the place of oil, giving the dressing a rich, sweet flavor. It’s a festival of Asian flavors, with chiles, fish sauce and green curry creating a very quick curry sensation. Try it over veggies, grains, noodles, or even as a dipping sauce for spring rolls or crudités.



  • 5 ounces baby arugula, 6 cups
  • 1/2 each red and yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts


  • 1/4 cup coconut milk, (optional, lite version)
  • 1 teaspoon green curry paste, or less
  • 1 minced shallot
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce, or soy sauce 


  1. In a small saucepot, combine the coconut milk, curry paste and shallot. Whisk to mix and then bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cook for about a minute, stirring. Remove from heat and add the brown sugar and fish sauce and stir to combine. Stir in lime juice. Let cool.
  2. For salad, toss the arugula and peppers in a large salad bowl, then drizzle with the dressing and toss. Sprinkle with pine nuts and serve.

Nutritional Information

179 calories, 14 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 424 mg. sodium, 14 g. carbohydrate, 3 g. fiber , 4 g. protein