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Vegan Spicy Asian Salad

Spicy Asian Salad

Vegan Spicy Asian Salad

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By Mama Veggie Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes

This flavorful salad is anything but boring and predictable. I find it goes quick at a summer BBQ or warm weather pot luck. If you want less spiciness, you can omit, or lessen the amount of sriracha sauce called for.


  • Spicy Peanut Dressing Ingredients:
  • ½ c. all-natural peanut butter
  • 3 T. rice vinegar
  • 1 T. sesame oil
  • 2 t. sriracha sauce
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 T. tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1½ T. maple syrup
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • 1 T. fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ c. liquid from Mandarin oranges
  • Salad Ingredients:
  • 4 c. green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 c. red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 2 green onions (green parts only), sliced
  • ¼ c. fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ c. toasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1 10-oz. can sugar-free Mandarin oranges (packed in juice)
  • 1 T. white sesame seeds



To make the dressing, combine the peanut butter, vinegar, sesame oil, and sriracha sauce in a medium skillet over medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Heat, stirring continually, until the peanut butter melts and the ingredients are thoroughly combined, approximately 2-3 minutes.


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.


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.


Transfer salad to a decorative serving platter and top with chopped peanuts, Mandarin oranges, and sesame seeds. Serve immediately with remaining peanut dressing on the side. Enjoy!

Vegan Spicy Asian Salad
Vegan Spicy Asian Salad

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