Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing

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This Asian Cabbage Salad served with a warm spicy peanut dressing is full of delicious flavors and ready in just 25 minutes. If eating lighter and healthier is a part of your game plan for the new year, then definitely consider giving this recipe a try.

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Asian Cabbage Salad

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.

I feel like cabbage is often an overlooked vegetable for salads, and only finds its way into coleslaw.

However, this crunchy vegetable works really well in salads, and when paired with the ingredients in this Asian Cabbage Salad, it is the star of the show!

This recipe is full of red and green cabbage, bell peppers, carrots, and mandarin oranges, and is served with a warm spicy peanut dressing made with ingredients including peanut butter, sriracha, and rice vinegar. The added chopped peanuts sprinkled on top tie everything together perfectly! *chef’s kiss*

Enjoy the cabbage salad as a meal on its own, or as a side salad. You could even serve it up for a Chinese New Year lunch or dinner!

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Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

You may already have some of the basic ingredients for this recipe – the full list with measurements is found in the recipe card at the end of this post.

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Depending on your dietary requirements you will want to use one of the following in this recipe:

  • Soy Sauce the regular stuff made from fermented soybeans and roasted grains.
  • Tamaria gluten-free soy sauce (but always check the label) if this is a concern for you.
  • Coconut Aminosa soy-free, soy sauce made with coconut tree sap and salt, and popular in Paleo, Keto, and Whole 30 communities.

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Asian Cabbage Salad - 25-Minute Recipe

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How Do I Make Asian Cabbage Salad?

Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients, instructions, and demonstration photos. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, the pics don’t print to save your ink).

Asian Cabbage Salad

Asian Cabbage Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This Asian Cabbage Salad served with a warm spicy peanut dressing is full of delicious flavors and ready in just 25 minutes!


For the Dressing

For the Salad


  1. To make the dressing, combine the peanut butter, vinegar, sesame oil, and sriracha sauce in a medium pan over medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and heat, stirring continually, until the peanut butter melts and the ingredients are thoroughly combined, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Transfer salad to a decorative serving platter and top with chopped peanuts, Mandarin oranges segments, and sesame seeds. Serve immediately with remaining peanut dressing on the side. Enjoy! blank
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 451Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1356mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 11gSugar: 26gProtein: 17g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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