Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rainbow Peanut Slaw


So ya'll know my feelings about farmer's markets. Two weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the market with Craig's mom, and we had a great time. In addition to all the wonderful goodies we picked up, I grabbed some sweet green cabbage. It has a unique shape, sort of like a tulip. The farmer's explained it was a sweet heirloom variety. I am not sure of the official name, but it was sooo delicious!

Anyway, after returning home with a ton of goodies it seemed necessary to immediately make a tasty slaw. Because I hate mayo, I decided to do a Thai inspired peanut slaw, using all the tasty veggies I grabbed at the farmer's market. I combined cabbage, bok choy, radishes, carrots with some fresh herbs. It was simple, flavorful and delicious. As a bonus, the peanut dressing is extremely filling.

It turned out so well I decided to make it again for our cookout this weekend. It was the perfect compliment to my Thai lamb kabobs.

Read more for the full recipe!


Ingredients: Serves 4
3 cups green cabbage, washed and shredded
2 heads of baby bok choy
6-8 radishes, halved and sliced
2 carrots, julienned or shredded
2 tbsp fresh cilantro
2 tbsp fresh basil
1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped

Dressing:
1/4 cup natural peanut butter (preferably unsalted)
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
1 clove of garlic
1" fresh ginger (or 1.5 tsp ground)
2 tbsp fresh cilantro

Instructions:
1. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl
2. Using a food processor, combine all dressing ingredients and puree
3. Toss salad with dressing. Because the dressing is so thick, this may take a bit of effort
4. Serve topped with crushed peanuts!

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13 Comments:

At July 10, 2012 at 9:56 PM , Blogger Medeja said...

The peanut sauce sounds just amazing!

 
At July 10, 2012 at 10:04 PM , Blogger Foodie Stuntman said...

This sounds great for warm weather!

 
At July 10, 2012 at 11:15 PM , OpenID yummychunklet said...

Agreed. The peanut sauce does sound amazing!

 
At July 10, 2012 at 11:58 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I really hate mayo, too, so I pretty much deemed slaws to be unappetizing - I never thought to try to make a slaw with a different kind of dressing. This sounds great! Thanks for sharing :)

 
At July 11, 2012 at 1:19 AM , Blogger Baker Street said...

The peanut dressing sounds delicious!

 
At July 11, 2012 at 3:24 PM , Blogger William Colsher said...

That cabbage sounds like Cuor di Bue Grosso.

 
At July 11, 2012 at 8:07 PM , Blogger Kristina said...

Ooo I love peanut butter soy dressings, such a great slaw idea Dara! Perfect summer side :)

 
At July 12, 2012 at 10:36 AM , OpenID Colleen said...

How have I never had a slaw with peanut sauce? This sounds like the best idea ever.

 
At July 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM , Blogger Lori Lynn said...

The dressing sounds great. Like the name of your dish too.
LL

 
At July 12, 2012 at 3:18 PM , Blogger Jenn Kendall said...

combining slaw with peanut sauce is such a brilliant idea! love it!

 
At July 12, 2012 at 8:11 PM , Blogger Lizzy said...

Oh, this must taste amazing! I made a Thai slaw a few summers ago, and now you've inspired me to make yours! YUM!

 
At July 13, 2012 at 5:01 AM , Blogger Guru Uru said...

I love the peanut dressing my friend it is so delicious sounding and looking! Thai twist rocks :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

 
At July 16, 2012 at 6:46 PM , Blogger Kim Bee said...

Oh my gosh Dara, this is gorgeous. I bet it tastes out of this world. Love the color, it just pops.

 

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