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chinese cabbage salad in serving platter with mandarin oranges and peanut dressing

Chinese Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing

Published By Stephanie
This sweet and tangy Chinese Cabbage Salad Recipe with warm peanut salad dressing is a healthy and delicious side dish that’s bursting with the most incredible flavor and amazing crunch. The perfect side dish for your next potluck, backyard BBQ or just when you’re wanting a new spin on regular salads.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 397 kcal


Spicy Peanut Dressing Ingredients

  • ½ c Peanut butter all-natural
  • 3 T rice vinegar
  • 1 T sesame oil
  • 2 t sriracha sauce
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 T tamari or coconut aminos
  • T honey
  • 2 T lime juice fresh
  • 1 T fresh ginger finely minced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • ¼ c liquid from mandarin oranges

Salad Ingredients

  • 4 c green cabbage shredded
  • 2 c red cabbage shredded
  • 2 lg carrots shredded
  • 1 med red bell pepper sliced thin
  • 2 green onions green parts only, sliced
  • ¼ c fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ c peanuts toasted and chopped
  • 10 oz canned sugar-free Mandarin Oranges (packed in juice)
  • 1 T white sesame seeds


Peanut Sauce Instructions

  • For the dressing, combine the peanut butter, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and sriracha sauce in a medium skillet over medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and heat, stirring continually, until the peanut butter melts, and the ingredients are combined completely, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and next whisk in reserved mandarin orange juice and the rest of the dressing ingredients until combined. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until heated through, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Keep warm.

Salad Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine shredded green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, green onion, and fresh cilantro. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and drizzle with a small amount of the warm peanut dressing. Toss lightly to combine.
  • Transfer salad to serving platter. Top with chopped peanuts, Mandarin oranges, and sesame seeds. Serve immediately with remaining peanut dressing on the side. Enjoy!


Calories: 397kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 13gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 480mgPotassium: 695mgFiber: 7gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 2645IUVitamin C: 119mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Salad
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