Sunday, November 28, 2010

Asian Slaw and Peanut Dressing

Recent obsession: thinly sliced, highly crunchy, very veggie slaws.

Add peanuty, tangy dressing in the style of Trader Joe's Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette, but made at home and put back in the TJ's bottle.

Peanut Dressing recipe, approximately. Feel free to throw in some cilantro or other goodies.

6 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic

Mix it all up in the food processor or blender. Try not to eat it all at once, on every salad, all the time.

Slaw recipe, very approximate. The key is slicing everything very, very thin.
1/2 head of green cabbage (Savoy is nice), sliced by hand
1/2 head of purple cabbage, sliced by hand
A couple of carrots, shredded in the food processor or by hand
A bunch of cilantro, chopped up
Add some green onions if you like
Throw it all together and top with peanut dressing. Yum.