Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Curried pea and peanut slaw


I've been using all of your suggestions for cabbage this past week. I've sauteed cabbage in bacon fat, made cabbage rolls, and a particular highlight was this curried pea and peanut slaw.

I didn't have a recipe to go on, but simply made it how I'd enjoy it. So, here's an approximation of what I used.

Dressing:

Combine in the bottom of a large bowl --

3 tablespoons mayonnaise
about 2  1/2 teaspoons vinegar (until the dressing looked thinned enough)
2 to 3 teaspoons plum chutney (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon curry powder

The remaining ingredients:

1 & 1/2 cups of frozen peas, thawed and drained, but not cooked
1/2 cup of roasted peanuts
2 large handfuls of shredded green cabbage (I think about 3 to 4 cups)
1 - 2 tablespoons of minced chives, or chopped green onions

Toss ingredients with dressing, and serve. It was simple to make and very delicious. I'll be making this again, and again.

If I were to add anything to this salad, it would likely be some green onions or sliced celery. Both would go well with the dressing, I think.

The suggestion for this salad was posted anonymously in the comments last week. I wish I could thank you, whoever added this idea!



6 comments:

  1. That does look good, Lili! I think I'll try that tonight for dinner.

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    1. Hi Ruthie,
      I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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  2. Glad you tried the coleslaw idea and liked it! You have good instincts as a cook, because the original recipe does indeed have green onions in the salad, and I think they do make it tasty. The original dressing, uses a combination of sour cream and mayo, a bit of mustard, and lemon juice, so the dressing you came up with is very similar. Chutney sounds like a tasty addition.

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    1. Hi Lisa,
      So it was you! Thank you! We really enjoyed this salad. In fact, my son who generally doesn't care much for cole slaw, specifically told me that he enjoyed this one! Thanks, again, Lisa!

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  3. Most of family are not fans of cole slaw either. Maybe I should give this a try.

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    1. Hi live and learn,
      The great thing about salads like this is that you could make just a small portion for yourself, if you wanted to try it, and not worry that the rest of the family wouldn't enjoy it. But I do think it is less slaw-like than traditional cole slaw. Adding sliced celery and green onions would make it even less like cole slaw.

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