Monday, April 23, 2012
Asian Crunch Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing
Cabbage is so good for you, so LOTS of cabbage is a good thing, right? Well say hello to this salad. This really BIG salad. This is a great salad to make for a group potluck or picnic as it holds well sitting out for a while and it's absolutely delicious. Or you could just keep it all for yourself and eat it by the bucketfuls all week long.
2 bundles / handfuls soba noodles (or whole wheat spaghetti)cooked according to package directions & cooled
1 head nappa cabbage, sliced into thin strips
1/2 head purple cabbage, sliced into thin strips
3 carrots, julienned
1 or 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 bunch cilantro, thinly sliced
toasted sesame seeds (about 1/4 cup)
Mix all vegetables into a large bowl(a really large bowl). Drizzle with Spicy Peanut Dressing (below) and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
Spicy Peanut Dressing
1/4 cup soy sauce or Bragg's Liquid Aminos
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 teaspoon grated ginger root
1 tablespoon chinese garlic pepper paste (or more if you want it really spicy)
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 cup water
Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth and creamy.
If you ware keeping this as leftovers through the week it works best to toss with the dressing right before serving.