Crunchy Asian Slaw
Crunchy, nutty, and full of flavor, this delicious side dish is the perfect addition to any summertime barbeque or picnic.
Time to Prepare
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- ½ Head Napa Cabbage
- ½ Head Red Cabbage
- 2 Carrots
- ½ Clove Garlic
- ¼ Inch Ginger
- ¼ Cup Fresh Basil
- ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro
- ½ Cup Bean Sprouts
- ¼ Cup Almonds, toasted
- 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Creamy Peanut Butter
- ⅛ Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds, toasted
- ⅛ Teaspoon Salt
- 2 ½ Tablespoons Coconut Milk (carton, not can)
- ⅔ Teaspoon Soy Sauce
- 2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
- ⅔ Teaspoon Rice Vinegar
- 2 ⅔ Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
- ⅔ Teaspoon Honey
- 1 Teaspoon Honey
Steps to Prepare
- Make the Sesame Vinaigrette by whisking together 2 2/3 tablespoons of rice vinegar, a teaspoon of honey or agave, and 2 teaspoons of sesame oil in a bowl and set aside.
- To make the Thai Peanut Dressing, add the soy sauce (or tamari), 2/3 teaspoon of rice vinegar, peanut butter, coconut milk, 2/3 teaspoon of honey, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, and salt into a NutriBullet or high speed blender and process until smooth, about 30 seconds.
- Using the Slicer Blade, slice the napa cabbage, red cabbage, and toasted almonds. With the same blade, chop fresh basil and cilantro. Set aside.
- Using the Shredder Blade, grate the scrubbed carrots and set aside.
- Add shredded Napa and purple cabbage, shredded carrots, bean sprouts, basil, cilantro, sesame seeds, and sliced almonds into a large bowl.
- Pour both sesame and peanut dressings over the chopped vegetable mixture before serving and toss to coat evenly.
- To make a larger batch of the Sesame Vinaigrette ahead of time, see page 122 of the Veggie Bullet Cookbook.
- To make a larger batch of the Thai Peanut Dressing ahead of time, see page 123 of the Veggie Bullet Cookbook.
- For a healthy dose of fiber and heart-protecting fats, add a diced avocado before serving.
- Don't have a Veggie Bullet? Use a hand spiralizer to spiralize your fruits and veggies, a food processor to shred and chop, and a knife and cutting board to slice. Just expect to add additional prep time and use more counter space.