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Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing

Today is National Cabbage Day (February 17th). If you had asked me about cabbage when I was a kid, I would have had nothing good to say, Maybe only that once I turned 18, I was never going to eat this vegetable again!

I didn’t know about Asian cabbage salad!

My mother went hard on the cabbage — cooking a big pot which we saw for DAYS…

It was a challenge and I had no intention of EVER eating cabbage again.

But I found other ways to prepare cabbage that were actually tasty!

Healthy Benefits

Cabbage has a lot of health benefits. It’s packed with vitamins like vitamin C and K.  It also contains antioxidants and insoluble fiber for digestion. You do have to be careful with cabbage if you take some blood-thinning meds (check with your doctor!)

With this information, I have added cabbage back into my dietary rotation!

Today in honor of National Cabbage Day, I have an Asian cabbage salad with warm spicy peanut dressing. It’s simple to make with crunch and spice!

asian cabbage salad

Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing

A cabbage salad with Asian influences
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Asian, Salad
Servings 4



Spicy Peanut Dressing Ingredients:

  • ½ c. all-natural peanut butter
  • 3 T. rice vinegar
  • 1 T. sesame oil
  • 2 t. sriracha sauce
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 T. tamari or coconut aminos
  • T. honey preferably local
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • 1 T. fresh ginger finely minced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • ¼ c. liquid from Mandarin oranges

Salad Ingredients:

  • 4 c. green cabbage shredded
  • 2 c. red cabbage shredded
  • 2 large carrots shredded
  • 1 medium red bell pepper sliced thin
  • 2 green onions green parts only, sliced
  • ¼ c. fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • ¼ c. toasted peanuts chopped
  • 1 10- oz. can sugar-free Mandarin oranges packed in juice
  • 1 T. white sesame seeds


  • To make the dressing, combine the peanut butter, vinegar, sesame oil, and sriracha sauce in a medium skillet over medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and heat, stirring continually, until the peanut butter melts and the ingredients are thoroughly combined, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and whisk in remaining dressing ingredients until combined. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until heated through, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Keep warm.
  • Combine shredded green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, green onion, and fresh cilantro in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and drizzle with a small amount of the warm peanut dressing. Toss to combine.
  • Transfer salad to a decorative serving platter and top with chopped peanuts, Mandarin oranges, and sesame seeds. Serve immediately with remaining peanut dressing on the side. Enjoy!
Keyword cabbage, peanut
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Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing


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