How about a no-fuss quick lunch to get you spring-ready? A sesame salad/slaw whatevs you want to call may look simple but mark my words the peanut dressing is on point. If you are like me when the days get longer and I have more time to fiddle around in my garden I need to have something EASY. Currently, you will see my three favorite things, Wild Poppy Blood Orange Chili Juice and Rooted in Design. This book is inspirational for getting the outdoors IN. Who’s feeling Spring Fever with me?Print
Sesame Spring Slaw is refreshing and will awaken your tastebuds!
- I small head of red cabbage
- 1 small head of green cabbage
- 4 stalks of green onions chopped
- 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
- 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 4 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon natural smooth peanut butter
- 1–3 dashes of Sriracha to taste
Begin by cleaning your cabbage heads. Remove outer leaves if they look damaged and rinse heads.
The easiest method to cut the cabbage into angel hair pieces is by using a mandolin. If you don’t have one, follow these steps:
Quarter cabbage and cut away the core/stem end. Place cabbage quarter flat side down and using a large knife slice thin pieces. Alternately, you can use the mandolin by sliding the quarter of cabbage along the blade to shred. Just watch those knuckles!
You can store your shredded cabbage for up to three days. I would add the chopped green onion to the bowl of cabbage as well.
When you are ready to make a quick meal merely take a couple of cups of slaw, add a handful of peanuts, one tablespoon of sesame seeds and toss with two tablespoons of peanut dressing.
To make dressing:
Just combine all ingredients into a food processor or blender till combined. Store in a sealed jar in refrigerator till ready to use.
Like I said this salad is pretty basic. If you want to build upon it throw in some match stick carrots, cucumbers, sliced radishes, or toss in some edamame, get creative! Simple, yet amazing.