Spicy Asian Slaw with Honey-Roasted Peanuts

 

It’s officially salad season, and I love preparing a salad to have as the main course on a summer evening.  Mr. Right loves a good salad, too, and loves it when a salad is the entree.  This spicy asian slaw with honey-roasted peanuts is perfect as a main course with the addition of chicken, shrimp, or salmon but it also makes a perfect side dish.  Since it does not contain mayonnaise, it would be the perfect salad to transport to a summer picnic or pot-luck meal with your family or friends.  This recipe is from Kroger Mymagazine, which is a free recipe/coupon book they send out periodically.

 

Spicy Asian Slaw - The 2 Seasons

Spicy Asian Slaw with Honey-Roasted Peanuts

Ingredients

  • DRESSING
  • 1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 2-4 teaspoons Chinese chili paste with garlic
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, grated
  • SALAD
  • 2 heads baby bok choy, finely shredded or 2 cups thinly sliced snow peas
  • 1 small head Napa cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1/2 small head red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1/2 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. For dressing mix vinegar, vegetable oil, sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili paste and ginger in jar with tight-fitting lid. Cover and shake. Can be refrigerated up to one week.
  2. For salad mixture, mix all remaining ingredients except peanuts in a large bowl. Refrigerate, covered, up to 2 days.
  3. Shortly before serving, toss salad mixture with dressing to coat. Serve sprinkled with peanuts. Refrigerate any leftovers.
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Spicy Asian Slaw - The 2 Seasons

 

When Jordan and Little Miss were visiting, we ate this delicious salad with grilled salmon, and it was the perfect summer meal.   I also took it to a pot-luck summer party, and everyone there loved it, too.  We hope you give it a try.

 

Take care.

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