Mar 022011
 
Thanks to Cooking in College for awarding me the 7-Facts Award.  I am so flattered!

1. I go through almost two tubs of plain Greek yogurt each week.  My favorite brand is Chobani.
2. I have gone tenting in the Arizona desert for two weeks at a time, three times.
3. I have always wanted a Toyota Supra and think they should bring it back.
4. I love to steal the occasional ”me” time where I can lay around and read a book or do my nails. (At this point this only happens when I’m sick, haha.)
5.  I have to work on being more self-accepting every day, not only for me but for my daughter.
6. Sometimes I want to give up and cook like Paula Deen and just roll in the butter and sugar. (But then I think about how I would actually feel.)
7. Someday I would love a career in food research or something to do with farming and sustainability and fighting childhood obesity.  That’s not too much to ask right?  

I’m going to pass the 7-Facts award to……
Anecdotes and Applecores
Squash Blossom Babies
Where’s the Beach
WWRecipe Diva
Linden Tea
Find your Balance
Dawn Dishes it Out
The Rules:
-Link to the person who awarded you
-List 7 random facts about yourself
-Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers

Asian Peanut and Cabbage Salad

Every time I get cabbage from the farm I think I’m going to do stuffed cabbage and then for some reason I never get around to it.  Maybe my perception of it is that it’s labor intensive for something I’m not sure my hubby would help me eat so I was delighted to find several cabbage recipes at Kalyn’s Kitchen.  She happened to have one that I only had to buy fresh ginger for and I could add my kohlrabi in.  The result is a spicy-sweet and nutty salad that is a great mix of flavors.  If you like something a bit saltier add in a touch of tamari or soy sauce and I highly suggest adding some of the optional garnish.  I like extra lime and extra peanuts.

Asian Peanut and Cabbage Salad

Slightly altered from Kalyn’s Kitchen
**2 WW Pts Plus
Serves 12 heaping 1 cup servings

Ingredients

2 small cabbage, quartered
3 bell pepper (I used a red, yellow and green)
2 kohlrabi, peeled (if you can’t find these, simply omit)
1 green large green onion, diced
1 bunch cilantro, de-stemmed and diced
1/3 cup peanuts, chopped

Dressing:
1 Tbsp agave
¼ cup rice vinegar
1 Tbsp dark sesame oil
1 Tbsp canola
2 Tbsp coarse ground mustard
2 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
1 tsp sriracha (optional for an added kick, omit if you don’t want it spicy).
¼ tsp sea salt
Fresh ground pepper

Optional garnish:
Lime, chopped peanuts and roasted sesame seeds

Directions

1. Rough chop cabbage, kohlrabi and bell pepper; add to a food processor; pulse to desired texture. Pour into large bowl and add green onion and cilantro
*Note: I did mine in several batches; even with a large food processor this is a huge amount of veggies.

2. Whisk dressing in small bowl and pour evenly over salad mixture. Toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (without garnish)
**2 ww Pts Plus
12 Servings

Amount Per Serving


Calories 93.1
Total Fat 2.8 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 325.1 mg
Potassium 458.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.8 g
Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
Sugars 3.9 g
Protein 3.1 g


Vitamin A 16.9 %
Vitamin B-6 11.6 %
Vitamin C 174.9 %
Vitamin E 3.1 %
Calcium 7.7 %
Copper 3.7 %
Folate 18.7 %
Iron 6.1 %
Magnesium 6.9 %
Manganese 14.8 %
Niacin 3.6 %
Pantothenic Acid 2.7 %
Phosphorus 4.5 %
Riboflavin 4.4 %
Selenium 2.2 %
Thiamin 6.4 %
Zinc 2.3 %

  17 Responses to “Asian Peanut and Cabbage Salad and 7 Facts Award”

  1. I'd pay $$$ to see you roll around in butter and sugar ;)
    This salad is right up my alley, looks delicious!

  2. Thanks for passing along the award! Girl I used to love the supra too. I had a celica (my first car) and loved that sucker, just wished it had been the zoomier supra ;-)

    I have a red cabbage that needs to be used…I either use cabbage in stir fry or in a slaw. Must get more creative.

  3. This sounds delicious! I'm adding to my recipe book!

    p.s. – I love your blog and just started following you on Twitter. Please follow me back if you'd like @karmascorner. Thanks!

  4. I really enjoyed reading your 7 facts they are all awesome! I feel that way about just throwing in the towel and making a big buttery sugary cake and eating it all sometimes…then I realize I would probably just feel awful haha not worth it! I eat Greek yogurt like it's going out of style, it is my favorite :-)

  5. I don't know why I never buy cabbage when I know I would just LOVE a recipe like this! I think I'm goign to have to take the plunge next time I go to the produce market.

    Loved your 7 facts. One of my best friends just got rid of her Supra after something like 12 years- she was so sad, but it was time. It was definitely a fun car to drive! Also, about the Arizona tenting trips- wow. I think that is awesome. Not something I could see myself doing, but very cool!

  6. #5 – something I'm working on also. Sometimes I'm ok with it but it's definitely something I struggle with on a daily basis.

    This salad looks good! I love everything about it… down to those adorable chopsticks you used :)

  7. Welcome back Dawn! I am so happy to see your beautiful blog back up.

    L

  8. Thanks so much Laura…it meant so much that you were checking up on me when I was having technical difficulties!

  9. So jealous you live in florida! I lived there almost all my life and now i'm soooo far away! enjoy the sunshine state for meee! <3

    This cabbage salad looks delicious! I need to pick up some cabbage stat!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  10. It is true that stuffed cabbage needs quite a lot work to do, but I think you found the right substitute. This salad sounds perfect and exotic to me.

  11. I love the flavours in this dish, it sounds delicious!

  12. I can't wait to make this. It looks delicious. I actually think I have all the ingredients except the kholrabi on hand.

  13. What a great salad – I never buy cabbage because I never know what to do with it! Is kohlrabi anything like jicama? (I know, I could just google.) I am not familiar with kohlrabi but I feel like jicama could work here.

  14. This is delicious. It is so light and refreshing. I had to improvise a bit with what I had at home. I've never eaten kohlrabi but I would love to try it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  15. Aimee I'm so glad you liked it! Kohlrabi is excellent. I'm making a gratin with it tonight that I can't WAIT for~

  16. I love how fresh this dish looks and I really like your someday career goals. I think you would do great at any one of those goals!

    Kristi

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