I made this dish for book club the other night and it was devoured. Everyone wanted the recipe.
So here it is!
It will be the perfect dish as the weather gets warmer – a great side for a summer meal.
Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing
Makes 2 large or 4 small servings
for the salad:
•1 head napa cabbage, thinly shredded
•1/4 small head red cabbage, thinly shredded
•1 carrot, peeled and julienned
•1 cup snow peas, thinly sliced
•1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
•1/4 cup cilantro leaves
•1 avocado, diced
•1/4 cup chopped roasted cashews
•2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
for the dressing:
•2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
•2 tablespoons rice-wine vinegar
•1 teaspoon sesame oil
•1 teaspoon soy sauce
•1 teaspoon honey or brown sugar
•1/2 teaspoon sriracha
•1 clove garlic, finely minced
•1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
•2 tablespoons water
Combine the cabbages, carrots, snow peas, avocado and half the herbs in a large bowl.
Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing in a separate bowl, adding more water to thin if necessary.
Toss the cabbage mixture with the peanut sauce and top with the reserved herbs, cashews and sesame seeds.
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