Cabbage Salad

Since cabbage is in season and pretty cheap at the moment, I decided to make something with it. I got inspired my some recipes I found:

http://detoxinista.com/2013/05/sweet-sesame-lime-cabbage-salad/

http://www.elizabethrider.com/thai-peanut-superfood-slaw/

And then I decided to make my own version

CabbageSalad

(The salad doesn’t look too juicy in the pic since I added more dressing after)

Main Ingredients

  • 1/2 cabbage head, thinly sliced
  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 1 medium red onion (you could use yellow onion, but I used red to get some extra color), thinly sliced
  • 1/2 – 1 bunch of coriander, depending how much you like (I didn’t use it in today’s recipe, but will add it another time)
  • A handful of peanuts, roasted

For the dessing

  • vegetable oil (I used rapeseed)
  • white wine vinegar
  • honey
  • (sugar, if you need more sweetness)
  • ginger juice (grate some ginger with its skin on and squeeze out the juice, discard fibers)
  • sesame oil
  • soy sauce
  • black pepper & salt

Method

  • Halve cabbage head, then cut the half you’re going to use in half again
  • Thinly slice the cabbage
  • Peel and grate carrots
  • Slice onion thinly
  • Pluck coriander leaves off the stems (I’d use the stems for something else, probably in the base of a curry)
  • Roast peanuts in a pan over fairly high heat until golden brown
  • Mix all main ingredients together in a big bowl
  • For the dressing I just added all ingredients separately┬áto the main ingredients, but you could mix them separately in a small bowl, then add to the main ingredients once you’re happy with the taste
  • Sugar is optional, but I added just a sprinkling. Alternatively, add more honey
  • Mix everything together

I’ll get back to this recipe with more detail on the dressing ingredients & how much I actually used. Also, I’ll see how well it keeps in the fridge overnight and what that does to the taste!

I think I’ll make another version tomorrow with coriander, and post that pic!

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