Asian Cole Slaw

Here is a great recipe for an Asian cole slaw salad.  This Asian cole slaw tastes great  and is a wonderful side dish or appetizer for those times when you are serving a stir fry or some other Asian dish.  I’ve brought this as a covered dish to picnics and it is always well received.  Just dress it at the last minute and serve.

Ingredients

Asian cole slaw

 

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 3 T fresh lime juice
  • 3 T Asian fish sauce
  • 3 T water
  • 3 T sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 T Sriracha sauce or any other hot sauce

Salad:

  • 2 pounds napa cabbage, thinly sliced (about 12 cups)
  • 3/4 lb. red cabbage, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 3 medium carrots, juliened (I used a mandoline, but next time I would grate the carrots)
  • 2 red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 3 T chopped cilantro (I used about 1/2 cup chopped cilantro)
  • 15 mint leaves (I used about 1/4 cup chopped mint)
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts (Sher said unsalted, but I only had salted)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

  • Whisk together peanut butter, lime juice, fish sauce, water, sweetener, garlic and Sriracha.
  • In large bowl, toss together sliced napa and red cabbage, carrots, peppers, cilantro, mint, and peanuts.
  • Toss salad with the dressing and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve right away. If you plan to eat some later, don’t add the dressing until just before serving.
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