Limey Napa Cabbage with Peanuts



My winter garden is still going strong.  I have some beautiful cauliflower growing and the Napa Cabbage has not been destroyed by recent frosts.  I know I am playing with fire by letting things still grow, but I want those cauliflower to grow a little bigger and there is only so much cabbage we can eat at once.


This is a very refreshing alternative to slaw.


6 cups thinly cut Napa Cabbage

1/3 c. fresh squeezed limejuice

1 T. Dijon mustard

3 packets of Splenda

½ t. salt

½ t. black pepper

1 T. olive oil

¼ c. salted peanuts


Place the cabbage in a bowl.  Mix all the other ingredients except the peanuts in a jar and pour over the cabbage and toss.  Sprinkle the peanuts in the slaw right before serving.


I used a spicy peanut, which were great.  Just use whatever you have.

Thai Slaw with Chicken and Peanuts

This is a really crunchy, satisfying summer salad.  I like to add the dressing right before serving so it does not get soggy.


6 cups of shredded Napa cabbage

2 cups of shredded red cabbage

10 green onions chopped – white and green parts

1 cup of shredded carrots

1 red pepper diced

½ cup red onion diced

½ cup chopped cilantro

1 pint cherry tomatoes halved


1/3-cup fish sauce

1/3 rice wine vinegar

8 packets of Splenda

2 T. limejuice

1 T. Sesame oil

1 T. water

2 cloves of garlic – minced

2 T. fresh ginger – minced

2 dried red chilies – crushed or ½ t. red pepper flakes

3 half chicken breasts- grilled and shredded

6T. Chopped peanuts

Mix all the veggies together.

Put all the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake up.

Add the chicken to the veggies and toss together with the dressing.  Only pour about half the dressing on at once and see if you need more after tossing.

Put in individual bowls and sprinkle with a tablespoon of peanut on each bowl.

You can get at least 6 dinner size servings out of this.

You can use other vegetables, like diced cucumber, avocado, hot peppers, zucchini, green cabbage, Savoy cabbage, whatever you like.