I’m dreaming of summer and who doesn’t love a good coleslaw?! They are especially great when you don’t want to cook on a hot night but so many of them have a lot of mayo and unhealthy ingredients. Time to fix that with some delicious peanut dressing!
I picked up some radishes at Barrie Hill Farms and decided they’d make a colorful, crunchy addition to this. If your kids are peanut butter lovers, imagine how excited they will be to hear they’re going to have peanut butter on their salads!
I love this salad because it has lots of crunch. Cabbage, apple, radish, green onion and peanuts. While it may make for a noisy dinner table, no worries because the oohhhsss and ahhhss will drown out the crunch. I even chose a crunchy peanut butter for the dressing but that’s up to you. Most importantly you want to find the most natural peanut butter without preservatives.
Women’s Day has a great post with a list of 12 peanut butters that they taste tested as well as examined the ingredients. Their criteria was that it had to be 90% peanut butter with no artificial flavorings, preservatives or flavorings. Check out their choices here.
Summer Slaw with Peanut Dressing
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger (or jarred minced)
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped shallot
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon peanut butter (no preservatives)
- 1/4 cup rice-wine vinegar (not seasoned)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1.5 tablespoons packed dark-brown sugar
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 small green cabbage, (about 1 3/4 pounds), finely shredded) (I used half green, half purple)
- 2 Zestar! apples, cut into 1/8-inch-thick matchsticks
- 6 radishes, sliced thinly
- 4 scallions, cut on the diagonal into long, thin slices
- 1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts
Blend ginger, shallot, peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and oil in a blender until smooth; set aside.
Put cabbage, apples, red radishes, scallions, and peanuts in a large serving bowl. Pour in peanut dressing; toss thoroughly to combine.
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners, A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.
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