Instead of roasted peanuts, I used roasted cashews. I have been on a cashew kick lately and I LOVE them. I have been putting them in everything and even dumping them on my apple sauce or the Haagen Dazs Five if I splurge!
I LOVED chopping and tossing and prepping the salad, but the REAL fun came with the dressing. The closest I have ever come to making my own dressing was a Raspberry Lime and oil mixture I threw in a bottle and shook up. It was good, but little to no culinary effort. This was something I felt that I could be proud of!
The brownish granular stuff is the Sucant, a dry unprocessed granular sugar cane product made from concentrating, evaporating, and drying sugar cane juice. It was very good!