Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing

Updated: 4 hours ago

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Serves: 4

Spicy Peanut Dressing Ingredients

½ c. all-natural peanut butter 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoons sesame oil 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce Sea salt and black pepper, to taste 3 tablespoons tamari or coconut aminos 1½ tablespoons honey, preferably local 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely minced 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced ¼ cup liquid from Mandarin oranges

Salad Ingredients

4 cups green cabbage, shredded 2 cups red cabbage, shredded 2 large carrots, shredded 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced thin 2 green onions (green parts only), sliced ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped Sea salt and black pepper, to taste ¼ cup toasted peanuts, chopped 1 10-ounce can sugar-free Mandarin oranges (packed in juice) 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds


1. To make the dressing, combine the peanut butter, vinegar, sesame oil, and sriracha sauce in a medium skillet over medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and heat, stirring continually, until the peanut butter melts and the ingredients are thoroughly combined, approximately 2-3 minutes. 2. Reduce heat to low and whisk in remaining dressing ingredients until combined. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until heated through, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Keep warm. 3. Combine shredded green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, green onion, and fresh cilantro in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and drizzle with a small amount of the warm peanut dressing. Toss to combine. 4. Transfer salad to a decorative serving platter and top with chopped peanuts, Mandarin oranges, and sesame seeds. Serve immediately with remaining peanut dressing on the side. Enjoy!


If you enjoy this recipe, stop by the Green Hat Lady’s Recipe Bungalow to check out my collection of tens of thousands more recipes to shake up your menu plans. The recipes are spread across multiple food themes to make it easier to find the ones that will become your next favorites.

Or, just check out my recipe blog to see what recipes I've been posting.

Keepin’ It Simple and Sassy in the Kitchen,