21 November, 2013

Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw or Salad Recipe | Quick and Simple Salad Recipes

Learn how to make Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw or Salad recipe with salted boiled peanuts and spicy chilli and lime olive oil dressing

It’s that time of the year when the outside temperature drops to minus and I feel like a grizzly bear who just want to hibernate through the winter only to open its eyes when the spring season graces the mother earth! One can dream with closed eyes and in my case I can day dream anytime with both my eyes wide open! Not that I want to be grizzly bear, but I could so do with few good nights’ sleep though! Sigh...


Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw/Salad

Talking about hibernating, my usual long and boring posts dedicated to my rants, rambles and memoirs certainly seems to go on a long hibernation! I raked my brains and I just couldn’t find the words spilling on this space as they normally do! It could be because hubby is away from the last 2 days attending conference and black tie gala dinners, leaving me in charge of one hyper active pre-schooler and home. And also the fact that our impending trip to India in few weeks’ time is making me all bubbly and excited!

Red Cabbage ~ Purple beauty!

With so many things happening and keeping me on tip of my toes, this post and the posts coming up next few weeks are going to be short ones with just recipes. Today’s recipe is Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw or Salad that I have been hooked for some time now.

Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw or Salad ~ Seriously tasty!

I was not much of a salad person as far as I can remember, but since the last couple of months I have been enjoying different kinds of salads like never before. This Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw or Salad currently tops my list of most favourite salads.

Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw/Salad

This Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw or Salad is quite simple to make and even those who are not very fond of the word salad’ will find it surprisingly good to taste! I am talking with my own experience to back up. :) The crunch of red cabbage and carrot, the sweetness of onion, the salty boiled peanuts and the fresh flavour of basil makes this salad an interesting one. I have kept the salad dressing quite simple by adding spicy red chilli flakes and freshly squeezed lime juice to extra virgin olive oil and it gives the nice kick to the whole crunchy vegetables. You can serve it on its own as a light meal or use them as a stuffing for wraps or pitta bread with a spread or sauce of your choice to make a complete meal. Give this Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw or Salad a try and see how you like it! Who knows it may become one of your most favourite salads too. :)

Red Cabbage for Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw/Salad

Ingredients for Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw/Salad

Spicy chilli and lime olive oil dressing

Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw/Salad with salted boiled peanuts and spicy chilli and lime olive oil dressing


Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw/Salad (Red cabbage and boiled peanut salad with spicy chilli and lime olive oil dressing)
Prep Time: 10-15 mins
Cooking Time: 3 mins
Assembling Time: 2 mins
Recipe Level: Easy/Beginner
Spice Level: Low to Medium
Serves: 2-4 people
Shelf Life: Best served fresh
Serving Suggestion: Serve it on its own as a light meal or use them as a stuffing for wraps or pitta bread with a spread or sauce of your choice to make a complete meal

Ingredients:
½ head of medium Red Cabbage (about 4 loosely packed cups), thinly sliced
1 large or ¾ cup Carrot, peeled and cut into match stick pieces or julienned
1 large or ¾ cup Red Onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
½ - ¾ cup Raw Peanuts
Few Basil Leaves or Coriander Leaves, chopped
Salt to taste

For Spicy Olive Oil Dressing:
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1-2 tsp red Chilli Flakes (Adjust as per taste)
½ Lime, juice extracted (Adjust as per taste)
Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw or Salad 

Method:
  1. Mix the red chilli flakes and lime juice with olive oil and beat it for a minute with a help of a fork. Set it aside until needed.
  2. Take peanuts in a microwave safe bowl and add about ¼ tsp of salt. Pour enough water to just cover the peanuts and microwave the peanuts on high for 3 minutes. Drain all the water from boiled peanuts and set aside until needed.
  3. Take thinly sliced red cabbage, onion and julienned carrots in a large mixing bowl. To this add boiled peanuts, roughly chopped coriander or basil leaves and salt to taste. To this add spicy chilli-lime olive oil dressing and mix them all well together.
  4. Serve this delicious and crunchy Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw/Salad as a side or in wraps and enjoy!

Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw/Salad with salted boiled peanuts and spicy chilli and lime olive oil dressing


Sia’s Notes:
  • You can use red chilli powder or paprika in place of chilli flakes.
  • Adjust the amount of chilli flakes, salt and lime juice as per your taste.
  • You can serve it on its own as a light meal or use them as a stuffing for wraps or pitta bread with a spread or sauce of your choice to make a complete meal.

9 comments :

  1. A marvelous combination! Colorful and scrumptious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Beautiful salad! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Looks so good. Fresh healthy and delicious!

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  4. What gorgeous colours! I think colour on the plate makes such a difference to the mood. I recently posted a sweet potato and kiwi salad with a herby pesto. Hope you'll check it out x

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  5. That's a colorful salad..Looks yummy too.. Gotta try this !!

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  6. Beautiful pictures. The slaw is simply amazing and the peanuts in em', oh yum.
    You know what I love about this post and many of your posts, it's all about the food. You make food look really appetizing.

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  7. All the healthy color mix. So healthy...

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  8. colourful, beautiful pictures taken and yummy dish you got there. beautiful site.

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