Crunchy Cabbage & peanut Slaw
There is nothing better than a creamy slaw as a side salad. This version takes on a healthier approach with an asian style twist and we are absolutely loving it and hope you do too.
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For the peanut dressing (yields about 1 cup):
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons water to thin dressing, as needed
For the slaw:
3-4 cups finely shredded green cabbage
4-5 green onions, white and dark green parts removed
1/4 cup minced cilantro
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts, roughly chopped
Optional additional add-ins we also love: 1 cup chopped bok choy, 1/2 cup chopped sugar snap peas, 1/4 cup minced Thai basil
Place all ingredients for the dressing, aside from the water, in a blender and purée until smooth. Then, add water as needed to thin dressing as needed (based on preferences).
Sliced green onions and add to a salad bowl with cabbage and cilantro. Toss to combine. Top with sesame seeds and peanuts.
Drizzle with about 1/3 to 1/2 cup peanut sauce, or to taste.