Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Asian Coleslaw with Peanut Butter Dressing

This is a tasty alternative to regular coleslaw, with an intense, nutty flavor!


3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/8 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves
6 green onions, chopped
2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
8 cups shredded cabbage
2 carrots, julienned
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Stir together peanut butter, garlic, salt, sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and hot pepper sauce until smooth. Fold in cilantro, green onions, and red pepper. Add shredded cabbage, and toss until well coated. Scoop into a serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 1 hour. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.

Tips - Do not put the dressing on too far in advance, as the salad will wilt.  You can add more sugar to make this sweeter, or more tabasco or even a minced jalapeno to make it spicier.  Another ingredient I have added is ginger.

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