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Asian Slaw with a Spicy Peanut Dressing

By Mariealicerayner @MarieRynr
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I love LOVE these types of salads.    There is just so much going on here.  They are interesting and they are delicious, with plenty of crunch and a really fabulous dressing!  Mmm! Mmm!
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I think Peanut Butter has to be one of my favorite ingredients to use, next to lemon and chocolate and jam and  . . .  well, just food I guess.  Food is my favorite ingredient, but I do love peanut butter in any way shape or form.
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The longest part of making this salad is the slicing of all the vegetables, but it is really worth the effort.  You won't want to grate the cabbage for this.  You want much more texture than that.  Long thin slices made from slicing it very thinly with a really sharp knife is the way to go . . .
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Same thing with the peppers.   Cut them thinly . . .  by hand.  If you have a nice sharp knife its really not that hard to do.
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I confess . . .  I do grate the carrot, but I use the largest holes on my box grater.  Again . . .  texture.  Its the key to a tasty salad.
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The Spicy Peanut Dressing is TO DIE FOR!  Seriously.  Creamy, spicy, garlicky, gingery, salty . . .  with no sugar in sight.  TO DIE FOR.  Add a grilled chicken breast like I did and you have a lovely light meal.  (I simply rubbed the chicken breast with some five spice powder, a bit of oil and garlic and grilled it.  Scrummo!)   Save some of the dressing to drizzle over the chicken.  You won't be sorry!
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*Asian Slaw with a Spicy Peanut Dressing*Serves 8Printable Recipe 
This delicious slaw goes great with grilled foods.  It's perfect for BBQ's.  Crunchy and colourful with a slightly spiced peanut dressing that is to die for! 
For the Dressing:60g of natural peanut butter (1/3 cup)80ml of peanut oil (1/3 cup)80ml of seasoned rice wine vinegar (1/3 cup)3 TBS soy sauce2 TBS finely grated peeled fresh ginger4 finely minced cloves of garllic (or to taste)salt and pepper to taste 
For the Salad:1/2 head white cabbage, thinly sliced (about 6 cups)1/4 head of red cabbage, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)2 red peppers, trimmed and thinly sliced2 large carrots, peeled and shredded6 spring onions, thinly sliceda haldful of fresh coriander, chopped (about 1/2 cup80g of chopped roasted peanuts (1/2 cup) 
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Whisk all of the dressing ingredients together in a jar, giving them all a good shake together.  Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Set aside.
Combine all of the vegetables in a large bowl.  Add the dressing and toss together to coat.  Taste and adjust seasoning as required.   Cover and chill until needed.  Pour the salad into a large shallow bowl to serve.  Garnish with the chopped peanuts.
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This really truly is delicious and if you can grill a chicken breast to have with it, DO.  It's seriously scrumptious!  Bon Appetit!
PS - I added a baked potato for Todd.  He was happy with that.  This would even be good, just spooned on top of a baked potato.  ☺

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