Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thai Cabbage Salad

Thai Cabbage Salad from Karen's Kitchen Stories

Can I just tell you? This Thai cabbage salad is amazing. I could eat mass quantities. The ingredients in the salad are really just vehicles for the totally captivating dressing.

Thai Cabbage Salad from Karen's Kitchen Stories

I needed to find a salad to accompany this Asian flavored pot roast. This one worked perfectly.

Thai Cabbage Salad from Karen's Kitchen Stories

This recipe produces a large amount of salad, but that's okay because the ingredients are pretty sturdy, and leftovers hold up very well. Next time I need to bring a salad to a potluck, this will be the one. It's also perfect for after you have over indulged on too many sweets. And... it's just plain delicious.


Thai Cabbage Salad

About 20 servings.

Ingredients

Dressing

1/2 C rice vinegar
1/4 C soy sauce
2 T honey
1 T chile garlic sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
1/2 C vegetable oil

Salad

1 head of green cabbage, thinly sliced (you can also use 1/2 head of green cabbage and 1/2 head of red cabbage)
3 carrots, grated
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 C chopped cilantro leaves
1 C unsalted dry roasted peanuts, chopped

Instructions

Dressing

  1. In a small bowl or jar, mix all of the ingredients except the oil. 
  2. Add the oil and mix or shake until fully emulsified.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use, up to 5 days.

Salad

  1. In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients and toss.
  2. Add enough dressing to moisten and toss. 
Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. Karen, this looks so refreshing and healthy! Much needed this time of year.

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    1. I ate it for three days and lost 3 pounds after over indulging on sweets. =)

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  2. Great idea suggesting a salad Karen! After all these desserts & cookies these days we 're really gonna need it!!:)
    We actually have a very similar salad (with less ingredients) here in Greece, which is perfect to accompany any roast/bbq meat, called Politiki with carrot, cabbage and celery leaves, it's very popular in the North of Greece. Your version is quite different with more complex flavors so this is a MUST-try for us!:) Thank you!

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    1. Thanks so much! This was really good. You definitely should try it =)

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