If you are tired of ordinary coleslaw and want something different, try this South Asian flavoured Cabbage Salad. I hesitate to call this dressing ‘Thai’, but it is definitely inspired by ‘Thai’ dressing. You may wish to add fresh Chilli, but I used Chilli Garlic Sauce as I usually don’t have fresh Chilli. I added just 1 tablespoon and this is hot enough for me.
4 to 6 Servings
1/6 Red Cabbage *about 300g, thinly sliced
1 Carrot *thinly sliced into strips
1/2 to 1 Red Capsicum *thinly sliced into strips
1/2 Red Onion *thinly sliced
1 handful Coriander *optional
1 handful Roasted Peanuts *coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons Lime OR Lemon Juice
2 tablespoons Brown Sugar *firmly packed
1 tablespoon Chilli Garlic Sauce *OR finely chopped fresh Garlic & Chilli as required
1 tablespoon Fish Sauce
*Note: If you use fresh Garlic and Chilli, you might need extra Fish Sauce.
- Place the thinly sliced Red Cabbage, Carrot, Red Capsicum and Red Onion in a mixing bowl. Combine all the Dressing ingredients in a small bowl, add to the Vegetables, and mix well.
- Add Coriander leaves (only if you like it) and Roasted Peanuts. You can mix them OR just sprinkle them on top.