You’re in for a treat today: I’m sharing my recipe for Asian slaw salad with homemade peanut dressing!
I could literally make this salad every week if there weren’t any other recipes to make. The base for this salad is quite simple – shredded cabbage, carrots, and onions. I like using both purple and green cabbage to make things extra pretty.
The true star of this salad, however, is the homemade peanut dressing. It’s so yummy that even my cabbage-disliking husband polishes off a bowl of this salad and then goes for seconds – that says a lot!
The secret of this dressing is in the combination of peanut butter and light miso paste (I like using my homemade peanut butter recipe here).
In case the combination of miso and peanut butter sounds strange to you, just take my word for it: it’s one of the most genius food pairings ever!
I’m sure regular, store-bought smooth peanut butter will work too in this recipe, but my homemade PB doesn’t contain any added oils or other additives, and just tastes better here.
This dressing can be used both in slaws/salads and as a sauce for any Asian-inspired appetizers, finger foods, crudités, etc. Rob loves it served along fresh vegetable spring rolls. Aside from chickpea salad sandwiches (see my chickpea salad sandwich recipe), spring rolls with this homemade peanut dressing are his favorite meal ever!
This Asian slaw salad makes a great side for my tofu banh mi sandwich. Try them together and make your taste buds sing 🙂
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