Red Cabbage Salad w/ Spicy Peanut Dressing

In my pursuit to honor my temple through proper nourishment, I’ve found a rhythm that works well for me; a green smoothie for breakfast, a raw lunch and a low-fat, well-balanced dinner.  I have a few staples that are in regular rotation for my lunch and this is one of them.  I make a big bowl of this salad on Monday morning and I eat it for several days.  Add the protein of your choice.  I usually add tempeh or sliced almonds.

Red Cabbage Salad w/ Spicy Peanut Dressing

1 medium head red cabbage thinly sliced

1 red pepper thinly sliced

1 cup green beans lightly blanched, cut in pieces

3 sprigs scallions sliced

1 tbsp sesame seeds

½ cup water

¼ cup soy sauce

1 tbsp honey or maple syrup

3 tsp sesame oil

3 tbsp natural peanut butter

1 in piece of ginger peeled

2 large cloves fresh garlic peeled

1 tsp crushed red pepper flake


Toss together red cabbage, red pepper, green beans, scallion and sesame seeds. Gather the remaining ingredients, place in high-speed blender and blend until smooth.


In fact, this dressing is multi-purpose.  Add a little more sesame oil and use it to make sesame noodles.  Minus the peanut butter, add another clove or two of garlic and 1 tbsp corn starch and use it to make broccoli in garlic sauce (recipe here).


Happy Cooking!

red cabbage salad

As always, it is my prayer that you’ve been Inspired To Live Fully!

9 replies
  1. Tana
    Tana says:

    Tyra, I finally got around to making this salad! I’m super excited about it, but have a few questions. Do I use the entire head of cabbage? Half a head already fills my huge glass mixing bowl. Also, can I put the dressing on the salad now kinda like the salad is marinating in it or do I have to use it in single servings (like with normal dressing)? Oh yeah, and in grocery shopping for the ingredients I realized this is not a cheap salad to make for the first time 😉 as sesame seeds and sesame oil are rather pricey, so since I bought coconut oil for our hair I just used that instead and went w/o seeds. Dressing came out tasty. Can’t wait to try it on the salad. Thanks again!


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