Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

The Adventures of Bob & Shan - Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

If I’ve learned anything lately, it’s that cabbage salads are delicious, cabbages are huge, and they last forever. Ever since making this salad, Shannon and I have been trying to figure out how we can possibly use up all of our leftover cabbage. In what developed into a never-ending journey of Pinteresting “Cabbage”, we came across this delicious looking Asian inspired cabbage salad. I think my favourite thing about cabbage, is just how hearty of a vegetable it is. After adding some roast chicken and making a few other modifications, we were left with a very satisfying dinner.

The Adventures of Bob & Shan - Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

This salad must have been giving off some good vibes, because just as we finished making it, we received an unexpected visit from Shannon’s friend Brooke. Fortunately the recipe made plenty of salad, so we plated up a third dish, mixed up some Blueberry Juleps, and enjoyed dinner and some company on our deck!

Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing
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Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 2-4
 
Fresh, crunchy vegetables, topped with an Asian inspired spicy peanut dressing.
Ingredients
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • ¼ head red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • ¼ head green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and julienned
  • ½ cup snow peas, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • 2 tbsp salted peanuts, chopped
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  • Spicy Peanut Dressing
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  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp rice-wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp sriracha
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp water
Instructions
  1. Remove chicken breast from fridge at least 30 minutes prior to cooking, allowing it to come to room temperature.
  2. In a pan on medium heat, add about a tablespoon of olive oil. Once heated, add chicken breast, seasoning to taste with salt & pepper, cover with a lid, cooking for about 5-7 minutes on each side, until fully cooked.
  3. Let chicken rest 5 minutes, then shred with a fork.
  4. In a large bowl, combine ingredients.
  5. Whisk together dressing with a fork, dressing your salad to taste.

The Adventures of Bob & Shan - Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

After this salad, I think Shannon and I may have to start taking dinner reservations at our house!

Bob

Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing - surprisingly hearty and filling!  Loved the Spicy Peanut Dressing.

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