Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing

Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing

Kathleen DeLuca
This amazing salad will instantly transport you across the Pacific Ocean.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
  

Spicy Peanut Dressing Ingredients:

  • ½ c. all-natural peanut butter
  • 3 T. rice vinegar
  • 1 T. sesame oil
  • 2 t. sriracha sauce
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 T. tamari or coconut aminos
  • T. honey preferably local
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • 1 T. fresh ginger finely minced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • ¼ c. liquid from Mandarin oranges

Salad Ingredients:

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

Instructions
 

  • 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 heat to low and whisk in remaining dressing ingredients until combined. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until heated through, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Keep warm.
  • Combine shredded green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, green onion, and fresh cilantro in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and drizzle with a small amount of the warm peanut dressing. Toss to combine.
  • Transfer salad to a decorative serving platter and top with chopped peanuts, Mandarin oranges, and sesame seeds. Serve immediately with remaining peanut dressing on the side. Enjoy!
Keyword Asian, cabbage, salad