crunchy cabbage salad with spicy peanut dressing

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

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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4 comments
  1. Caroline said:

    Yum! I will bring this dish to my mother in law’s for Mothers Day!!

  2. Sharon said:

    This salad is so unbelievably refreshing, thank you for sharing Joelle!!!

  3. Holly said:

    Sounds delish!! Yum!!

  4. susanna said:

    boy does that look yummy jojo!

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