Asian Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing Recipe

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Asian Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing is a flavorful Thai inspired dish that serves equally well as a side or as a meal.

Asian Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing Recipe

Asian Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4

Asian Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing is a flavorful Thai inspired salad. Fresh fruit and vegetables topped with a warm spicy dressing make for a bright and beautiful salad that can function as a side or a meal. Here’s how to make it.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients Needed

Salad Ingredients

  • 4 cups green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 cups red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 2 green onions (green parts only), sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup toasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1x 10 oz can sugar-free Mandarin oranges packed in juice
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds

Spicy Peanut Dressing Ingredients

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sriracha sauce
  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1½ tbsp honey, preferably local
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ cup liquid from Mandarin oranges
Asian Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing Recipe

Instructions

When making this recipe, start by making the dressing.

To make the dressing, combine the peanut butter, vinegar, sesame oil, and sriracha sauce in a medium skillet over medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and heat, stirring continually, until the peanut butter melts and the ingredients are thoroughly combined, approximately 2-3 minutes.

Reduce the heat to low and whisk in the remaining dressing ingredients until combined. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until heated through, approximately 2 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and set it aside. Keep it warm.

Place the shredded green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, green onion, and fresh cilantro into a large bowl and combine. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and drizzle with a small amount of the warm peanut dressing. Toss to combine.

Transfer the salad to a serving platter and top with chopped peanuts, Mandarin oranges, and sesame seeds.

Serve immediately with remaining peanut dressing on the side.

Enjoy!

Asian Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing Recipe

What should I serve Asian Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing with?

This salad can be a light meal as is. You can add a protein like chicken to make it a bigger meal. Or, you can serve it as a side.

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