From Veg Times, this recipe calls for Napa cabbage (aka Chinese cabbage). Nice change from lettuce, and for those who don't care for the usual coleslaw, this one has a distinct Asian flavour with the sesame oil, ginger and soy. Lots of room to add more veggies as you wish! UPDATE: I was able to make this in advance for a party by mixing up the dressing a few days in advance and storing in a tightly sealed jar in the fridge. The night before, I cut up all the veg, including the cilantro and put it all in a plastic bag. A few hours before we were due to eat, I tossed it all together. It worked out really nicely. I also used regular cabbage and it was still great. If you like dressing I suggest doubling that part, you can always keep extra for another meal if you don't use it all.
- 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Braggs liquid aminos (or tamari or soy sauce)
- 1 tablespoon brown rice syrup
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, crushed
- 4 cups napa cabbage, shredded
- 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 large carrot, coarsely grated
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- fresh cilantro (optional)
- sesame seeds, optional to garnish
- Make the dressing by whisking together the first 7 ingredients (peanut butter through to red pepper flakes).
- Chop up all the veg and then toss together with the dressing. Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro and sesame seeds to garnish if you wish. Enjoy!
Refreshing--that's how I'd describe this salad! I used napa, cilantro, carrots, beans sprouts and chopped yellow onion as my base. Kept dressing same except I did not have brown rice syrup. Use same amount called for in the rice syrup as agave to sweeten it a bit. Looking forward to tomorrows lunch as I am having this again!
What a great change of pace for a salad! I used gluten-free soy sauce in the dressing, which was delicious. Great variety of flavors and textures. As a previous reviewer mentioned, I think some chopped peanuts on top would make a perfect garnish too. Thanks for sharing! Veggie Swap 38
A definite keeper! This was a great salad! Of course I didn't measure my cabbage, but in hindsight, I had way more than four cups and should have doubled the dressing... But nonetheless, the flavor was exellent and I'll be making this again!