Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Crunchy Peanut Slaw

I love cole slaw and especially cole slaws that include a crunchy component. I saw this recipe for crunchy cole slaw with peanuts on The Kitchn and realized I had already had all of the ingredients so gave it a try right away.  It has lovely Asian inspired flavors and a wonderful crunch from the peanuts. It would be a great side dish to any of your summer meals!
Crunchy Peanut Slaw 
From The Kitchn
Printable Version
1 medium head of cabbage (I used one bag of shredded cole slaw mix)
1 1/2 cups roasted, unsalted peanuts
1 bunch green onions
1 cup chopped cilantro, chopped (two handfuls)
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup light oil (like canola)
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar (or more to taste)
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce (or more to taste)

Shred cabbage very finely and toss with peanuts in a large bowl. 
Chop the green onions, both the white and green parts. Toss green onions and cilantro with cabbage and peanuts. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Whisk ingredients for the dressing until emulsified and taste to modify for your preference of sweetness or saltiness. Pour over cabbage combination. 

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