Mixed Cabbage Salad w/ Citrus Peanut Vinaigrette

Hello everyone,

My partner loves asian-inspired flavors. He uses sesame oil when it isn’t necessary. He uses soy sauce at odd times. You get the idea. Well, I’ve been looking for new, quick & easy recipes with asian flavors outside the usual stir fry. I recently created a recipe for chilled sesame noodle salad, and now I’ve hit the mark again with a mixed cabbage salad with a citrus peanut dressing.

This has easily become a quick favorite because it’s so practical. You can make a large batch on Sunday and use it for lunches throughout the week. Simply keep the vinaigrette on the side and add the dressing as you go. The base flavors are mild—meaning this recipe is also easily adaptable. You can even make a few different dressings to keep it interesting.

If you stick true to the recipe you’ll end up with a crunchy, sweet and sour salad that tastes great. Plus, it’s so appetizing with all the vibrant colors! Give it a try!



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Mixed Cabbage Salad

Mixed Cabbage Salad w/ Citrus Peanut Vinaigrette

Prep Time: ~15 minutes; Cook Time: 0 minutes; Yield: Serves 6-8



  • 4-6 tbsp peanut butter (depending on if you prefer more peanut butter or a tangier taste)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2-4 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp orange or other citrus juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 tbsp ginger powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp tamari

Cabbage Slaw:

  • 1 small head of red cabbage
  • 1 small head of green cabbage
  • 1/3 cup shallots, sliced
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • ½ cup thinly sliced green onions or Vidalia onion


  1. Mix the peanut butter, water, and rice vinegar until well combined.
  2. Add the remaining dressing ingredients and stir until no clumps remain.
  3. Chop the cabbage into thin strips, and slice the other veggies.
  4. In a bowl, combine all of the cabbage slaw veggies.
  5. Pour the dressing over the veggies, and toss until well coated.
  6. Enjoy! How easy was that?

16 thoughts on “Mixed Cabbage Salad w/ Citrus Peanut Vinaigrette

  1. This looks great and so easy! I know my husband would love this. I have never heard of ‘Tamari’. What is it and Which aisle would I find it in? thanks!

  2. A few months ago I misplaced my favorite peanut dressing recipe and I haven’t been able to find one to replace it. Well, now I have. I look forward to making your mixed cabbage salad and especially the citrus peanut vinaigrette. Vidalia onions are my fave and your recipe looks so yummy! Pinning!

  3. This is different that’s for sure. I may give this a try since the kids and I already like Cabbage salad. I wonder how they will like the twist of the citrus peanut vinaigrette. :0) Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

  4. I’m with your partner, I love Asian-inspired food too! This is right up my alley. It looks fantastic, seems simple enough and it’s healthy! I’m definitely going to be adding this to my picnic menu, thanks!

  5. This looks delicious! What a great way to use up cabbage – I tend not to buy it because there’s always so much of it. I could definitely see making this for a side for grilling though!

  6. This mixed cabbage salad with citrus peanut vinaigrette sounds like a delicious side dish idea. I don’t eat any dressing or vinaigrette but my family loves the stuff so I will have to make this for them for sure. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. Holy moly does this ever look delicious! The colours are so bright too. What a gorgeous looking dish. Adding this to my must try recipes.

  8. I am always willing to try new salad recipes and this mixed cabbage salad would be a nice one to have with dinner tomorrow. The dressing looks interesting. I have not tried mixing peanut butter and rice wine vinegar before but this looks like it is delicious enough to try!

  9. Salads are a must haves for me since my food (asian) is always fried and cooked on full heat. Btw I never knew peanut butter came in powdered form as well. That is genius.

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