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Napa Cabbage Salad with Peanut Sesame Dressing

Ingredients: (makes 4 servings)  

4 cups thinly shredded napa cabbage

3  cups thinly sliced bok choi 

2 carrots peeled and sliced into matchsticks (julienned)

1 cup thinly sliced hakurei turnips (chopped turnip greens are delicious so add them to the mix)

8 green onions (white  and green parts) sliced thin (julienned)

1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 cup peanut-sesame dressing (recipe follows)

 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

 

Directions:

Toss the cabbage, bok choi, carrots, turnips, cilantro and green onions in a large bowl with enough dressing to coat.  Mound the salad onto plates and sprinkle   with toasted sesame seeds.  

Feel free to add chopped marinated tofu or chicken to this salad.  Soba noodles would also taste great!

 

Peanut Sesame Dressing:

Ingredients:

2/3 cup creamy peanut or almond butter

1/3 cup brown rice vinegar

1/4 cup maple syrup

3 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons tamari

1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger

1 clove fresh garlic

2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 cup lightly packed cilantro leaves

 

Directions:

Blend the peanut/almond butter, vinegar, maple syrup, water, tamari, ginger, garlic, sesame oil and chili flakes in a food processor until smooth and creamy.  Add the cilantro ad blend just until it's finely chopped.   

 

Adapted from  "The Real Food Daily Cookbook"  Ann Gentry