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Raw Asian Slaw with Red Chili “Peanut” Dressing

We have some of the best Asian grocery stores here. I still can’t get over the amount and variety of interesting and exotic produce that they have available every day. If you have not visited your local store…you simply must!

Yesterday, I found some huge Napa Cabbages. They looked so delicious, I had to take two of them home. Now I am delightfully up to my eyeballs in Napa Cabbage.

 

Asian Napa Slaw @Rawmazing.com Asian Napa Slaw @Rawmazing.com

 

Napa Cabbage is actually a Chinese cabbage that originated near Beijing. It is widely used in China, Japan and Korea. It has a delicate flavor, which I love and is great in slaws, salads and fermentations. If you are so inclined, it stir-fries well, too.

Napa cabbage is extremely low in calories, but is packed with antioxidants and fiber. It is high in folate and has good levels of vitamin C and K.

 

Asian Napa Salad @Rawmazing.com Rawmazing.com Rawmazing.com

 

Napa Cabbage is actually a Chinese cabbage that originated near Beijing. It is widely used in China, Japan and Korea. It has a delicate flavor, which I love and is great in slaws, salads and fermentations. If you are so inclined, it stir-fries well, too.

Napa cabbage is extremely low in calories, but is packed with antioxidants and fiber. It is high in folate and has good levels of vitamin C and K.

I threw together one of my favorite dressings, a raw hot red chili “peanut” dressing that is made with raw almond butter instead of peanut butter. In my quest to reduce the use of oils, I actually substituted fresh ground flax and water for the oil. It worked like a charm. You don’t taste the flax but still get the great mouth feel that the oil would have given.

I also supremed (removed the membrane) the oranges in this recipe. You don’t have to do it but sometimes it is a nice touch. The bottom pictures (above) show you how.

I just love hearing from you. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!!

 

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48 Comments

  1. Massimiliano Mileti wrote on October 8, 2015

    Am I the only one to notice here but where and when do you add the peanuts it’s not mentioned in the recipe at all?

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    • Susan wrote on October 8, 2015

      There actually aren’t any peanuts in the recipe. That is why peanuts is in quotes. It is a peanut-type dressing that uses almond butter instead because it is healthier and can be made raw. Cheers!

      Reply
  2. Tamairah wrote on August 13, 2015

    How do you recommend handling this for making ahead? Is it okay if dressng sits on it for a day? Or should I cut it all up and mix it right before serving? Bringing it on a birthday picnic for a diabetic relative tomorrow :). Thanks!

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    • Susan wrote on August 13, 2015

      Hi, Tamairah, I would dress it the day you are going to serve it. You can keep the dressing overnight. :-)

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  3. Monica wrote on July 18, 2015

    i made this salad few days ago. It’s visual story, the flavor profile and perfect crunch made my soul sing! Perfectly refreshing for a summer afternoon. Definitely a keeper. May you dream up many more recipes and make them a reality for all of us. Thank you.

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    • Susan wrote on July 18, 2015

      Monica! What a beautiful way to describe this recipe! I love your words. Thank you so much!

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