This healthy and delicious Asian Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing recipe is perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. The peanut dressing gives it a fantastic flavor that everyone will love.
This low-calorie recipe is perfect for you! It's loaded with fresh and tasty ingredients like cabbage, carrots, green onions, cilantro, and peanuts. And the best part? The dressing is absolutely amazing.
Another one of our favorite Asian dishes is our Chicken Pad Thai.
❤️ Why you'll love it
- It's a great way to add some extra flavor and nutrition to your meal.
- Low in points.
- Easily customizable to fit your family's preferences.
Get the full list of ingredients, with measurements, and step-by-step instructions at the bottom of the post in the printable recipe card.
- Peanut butter powder
- Rice vinegar
- Sesame oil
- Sriracha sauce
- Sugar free maple syrup
- Lime juice
- Fresh ginger
- Mandarin oranges
- Green cabbage
- Red cabbage
- Red bell pepper
- Green onions
- Fresh cilantro leaves
- Salt and pepper
- Toasted peanuts
- White sesame seeds
🍳 How to Make
You will find the complete step-by-step directions at the bottom of the page.
Step 1: Make the dressing by combining the ingredients in a saucepan. Heat for several minutes and then remove from heat.
Step 2:Combine the Asian cabbage salad ingredients and drizzle with a small amount of dressing. Add the toppings and serve with a side of peanut dressing.
This recipe is incredibly versatile. You can add whatever vegetables or proteins you like! Here are some ideas:
- Change up the veggies. Use snap peas, edamame, and cucumbers
- Add protein to the Asian Cabbage Salad. You can make this recipe even more filling using chicken, beef, shrimp, or tofu.
- Change the peanuts to any type of nut, like almonds or cashews.
- Toss it with noodles or grains. Try adding ramen noodles for extra crunch and flavor
- If you don't like the heat, take out the Sriracha from the peanut dressing. You can also add more Sriracha if you prefer it spicier.
🍽️ What to Serve With
- This salad pairs perfectly with grilled proteins like salmon, tuna, or chicken.
- You can also serve it with any type of rice or fried cauliflower rice.
- Don't forget dessert. Our Weight Watchers Chocolate Cheesecake is simply decadent.
Refrigerator Storage: This salad will last for about 4 days in the refrigerator. Be sure to keep it in an airtight container so that it doesn't dry out.
Freezer Storage: You can freeze this salad for up to 2 months. Make sure to thaw it before serving.
Reheat: This salad is best enjoyed cold but you can reheat it in the microwave if desired. You can also reheat leftovers by tossing them with a bit of oil and then reheating them in a skillet until warm.
- For optimal flavor, let the salad marinate in the dressing for at least an hour before serving. This will help all of the flavors come together.
- Make sure to adjust the ingredients to your liking. Feel free to add more vegetables or protein if you like.
- Don't forget to top it off with a sprinkle of sesame seeds for an added crunch.
- If you like a crunchy cabbage salad, dress the salad immediately before serving. If you like the salad a little softer, coat the cabbage with the peanut dressing and let it sit for 2 to 24 hours.
- Use a food processor or vegetable chopper to slice the cabbage quickly.
How Many WW Points in this Recipe
This easy and filling salad comes in at 3 points. I like to add chicken breast to it so that it is even heartier.
Here is a direct link to the recipe in the WW recipe builder app. You can see the recipe as well as add it to your daily food tracker. This only works for WW members in the US. If you are outside of the US, you will need to enter it manually.
You make the salad and dress it ahead if you do not mind the salad being softer and not as crunchy. You can also chop the veggies a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator. You can also make the peanut dressing and store it in a different container. When you are ready to serve, warm the dressing and combine the salad.
Yes, you can use prepackaged cabbage mix. You find that you need to add more carrots to the salad. Use 2 packages of cole slaw mix in place of the cabbage and carrots.
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Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Peanut Dressing
- Cutting board
Spicy Peanut Dressing Ingredients:
- 4 Tbsp peanut butter powder
- 3 Tbsp water
- 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tsp sriracha sauce
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 3 Tbsp tamari
- 1½ Tbsp sugar free maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger finely minced
- 1-2 cloves garlic finely minced
- ¼ cup liquid from Mandarin oranges
- 4 cups green cabbage shredded
- 2 cups red cabbage shredded
- 2 large carrots shredded
- 1 medium red bell pepper sliced thin
- 2 green onions green parts only, sliced
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/8 cup toasted peanuts chopped
- 10- oz. sugar-free Mandarin oranges packed in juice
- 1 Tbsp white sesame seeds
- To make the dressing, combine the peanut butter, water, sesame oil, and sriracha sauce in a medium skillet over medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Heat, stirring continually until the peanut butter melts and the ingredients are thoroughly combined, approximately 2-3 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low and whisk in remaining dressing ingredients until combined. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until heated through, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Keep warm.
- Combine shredded green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, green onion, and fresh cilantro in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and drizzle with a small amount of the warm peanut dressing. Toss to combine.
- Transfer the salad to a decorative serving platter and top with chopped peanuts, Mandarin oranges, and sesame seeds. Serve immediately with remaining peanut dressing on the side. Enjoy!
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