We immediately fell in love with this recipe just by looking at it. A rainbow of colors and textures combined into a delicious and satisfying salad.
This Thai Slaw is the perfect side dish to your meal or you can top it with your protein of choice and make it an entree.
The start of this salad is cabbage, which contains a wide variety of nutrients and antioxidants that can help to reduce inflammation. It also contains 54% of the daily value of Vitamin C, which supports proper immune function and can minimize free radical damage that has been associate with chronic diseases, including cancer.
Cabbage is also full of insoluble and soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber helps to keep things moving through the digestive tract and soluble fiber has been shown to increase the amount of beneficial bacterial in the gut and lower LDL cholesterol.
To make this recipe allergy-friendly, you can easily swap out the peanut butter for almond butter or tahini and the soy sauce with coconut aminos.
Thai Slaw with Peanut DressingIngredients:
- 6 cups shredded cabbage (I used a combo of green and red, you can use the pre-cut stuff)
- 1 cup matchstick carrots , roughly chopped
- 1 red bell pepper , diced into matchsticks
- 1/2 cup sliced green onions
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 1/2 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp tamari soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 1/2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp Sriracha
- 2 tsp peeled and finely minced ginger
- 1 large clove garlic , finely minced
- Add all salad ingredients to a a medium salad bowl and toss.
- In a mixing bowl whisk together all dressing ingredients until well combined (if preferred you can season with a little salt).
- Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired and serve immediately (note that you can make the salad and dressing portion ahead of time, just refrigerate both separately and add dressing when ready to serve. Also, don’t add the dressing to the full portion if you don’t plan to eat it all right away, just add to individual servings).