Colorful Spicy Cabbage Peanut Salad

May 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’ve made this a few times, and each time I gobble it up faster than I can take a picture of it.  Whenever I make it for parties, I somehow end up never taking a full bowlful….

I usually try to make our salads colorful, since its supposed to give you a wide range of nutrients that way, but I realized lately we don’t eat a lot of purple. I bought a head of purple cabbage a week ago and had yet to use it. Since I didn’t use it for regular salads last week, I decided to make this delicious concoction today.

Since cabbage has a stronger taste, I would recommend shredding it pretty fine- or buying the bagged kind you can use to make cole slaw. I was a little lazier today and just sliced it with a knife; the thicker pieces don’t absorb the delicious dressing as well.

I got this recipe from here, but I changed the veggies around a little based on what I had in the fridge. Feel free to change the ingredients around as well. 

Ingredients

Veggies

  • 1 head of cabbage, shredded (you can either use all of one color, or 1/2 purple 1/2 green)
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced thin
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro, chopped
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • Crushed peanuts

Dressing

  • 1/3 cup peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 T soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 2 T grated ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tsp Sriracha, or other hot sauce, or chopped chili pepper (more or less- you can omit if you don’t want it spicy)

Recipe

Whisk the liquid ingredients for the dressing together, then add the rest. I like to do this in a jar. I basically add everything, whisk it around with a fork, and then seal it and shake it until it’s well mixed. Combine all of your veggies in a big bowl and mix well. Toss with the dressing and top with crushed peanuts.

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