Asian Pear Slaw

Ingredients for slaw:

  • 2 cups shredded napa or savoy cabbage 
  • 2 cups shredded radicchio or red cabbage 
  • 1 Asian pear, sliced into bite size pieces 
  • 1/2 Persian cucumber, cut into matchsticks 
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into matchsticks (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Serrano, jalapeño or red chili, cut into thin slices
  • Chopped salted peanuts
  • Fresh torn cilantro and basil 
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds black or white (optional), toasted
  • Peanut Dressing-
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter natural creamy or smooth 
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce low sodium 
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger minced 
  • 1 clove garlic roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon water

INSTRUCTIONS

Salad-

  1. In a large bowl, add all salad ingredients except peanuts and sesame seeds; cabbage, radicchio, cucumber, carrot, pear, cilantro, mint, and Serrano. Set aside while you make the dressing.

Peanut Dressing-

  1. In a blender add all peanut dressing ingredients; peanut butter, lime juice, honey, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, ginger, garlic, and water. Puree until smooth and combined, about 1 minute. You can also whisk the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Add more water if needed to thin out the dressing if desired. Season with salt and pepper as needed.

To Serve-

  1. Gradually add enough dressing to coat the salad, toss to combine. Drizzle with more dressing if there is any remaining, top with toasted sesame seeds and roasted peanuts. Enjoy!

Lauren Lawless