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Radish and Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing

We’ve been on a real “raw food” kick recently.  Between all of the lovely salads we’ve been serving up and the raw collard green burritos we just can’t seem to get enough raw veggies into our bodies!

Maybe it’s the warmer weather that is causing us to crave simple raw vegetables. However, I’m pretty sure it’s just my excuse to whip up another creamy dressing to douse all over our food.

Or perhaps it’s because fresh meals like this give me an even better excuse to break into our first bottle of Rosé this season. It’s probably that….Rosé and spring salads belong together.

This salad has everything going for it. It’s crunchy, creamy, and downright delicious. It is bursting with spring flavors. The peanut sauce gives this a nice Asian flare and adds a little more protein. Another great thing about this salad is that it is ready in less than 15 minutes. Can’t beat that! Grab a fork and dig in.

Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm.


Radish and Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing

Prep Time: 15 minutes    Cook Time: 0 minutes    Serves: 4-6

  • 1 small green cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1/2 of a small red cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized daikon radish, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 2 large carrots, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 bunch of red radishes (about 6-8) cut into thin half-moons
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, diced
  • 1 avocado, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
For the Peanut Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 TBS fresh minced ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 1/2 TBS rice wine vinegar
  • 2 1/2 TBS low sodium Tamari sauce (or soy sauce)
  • 1 TBS pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Plenty of Peanuts
  • Raisins (optional)


  1. Prepare your veggies by chopping everything and placing into a large salad bowl.
  2. Whisk all the ingredients for the peanut sauce together. Taste test and add anything you think it needs. (This works best with an immersion blender, food processor, or regular blender to get it really smooth)
  3. Drizzle salad with dressing and serve.


*I cook with a taste and feel method. The measurements are an approximation. Please use these recipes as a guide. Always adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary.

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19 thoughts on “Radish and Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing

  1. Mmm, super delicious and super fast. Really like that you add cilantro as a component rather than a garnish. I also loved hearing about the girls and Henry’s reaction to them. Dogs are just the best. He’ll come around, I know it!

    1. Andrea says:

      I LOVE cilantro. I got heavy on cilantro any chance I get. It’s so delicious and good for you 🙂

  2. That peanut dressing sounds interesting. I love all peanut sauces so I’ll be giving this one a try!

    1. Andrea says:

      Let me know if you do! We love this sauce!

  3. Your chickens are cuties! This salad has me craving spring/summer foods!

  4. Wow, they are growing fast!! Poor Henry, he probably thinks they’re chew toys…

    I’m so exhausted and busy that I don’t have the energy to come up with new recipes or make ones that require a lot of labor so I am very grateful for you right now. Thanks to you I will be glowing from healthy and easy meals all the way up to my wedding day. 🙂

    1. Andrea says:

      This quick meal will definitely come in handy prior to your wedding!!! So exciting!

  5. OK, 1) dinner on the table in 8 minutes is SERIOUSLY impressive. You must have some mad chopping skills! 2) Love that you are doing the whole chicken tractor thing. 3) That picture of you, Henry and the chick couldn’t be cuter. Tell Henry he should be eating salad with peanut dressing instead 🙂 Love the looks of this fresh Asian-inspired meal!

    1. Andrea says:

      My chopping skills have gotten INSANE over the years!!! I bet your right there with me girl!

  6. Kate says:

    This is precisely the kind of meal I’m craving these days, too! The more greens and radishes, the better. Those little chicks are so cute, too.

    1. Andrea says:

      Cheers to spring food!

  7. Db says:

    This is such an amazing meal salad! The combo of flavours is really well balanced. I added brown rice and spicy baked tofu with sesame seeds. I also cut the peanut butter with white miso. I’ll definitely be making this again, thank you!

    1. Andrea says:

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this! Your version sounds fantastic!

  8. Greens and peanut sauce, that’s my ideal meal in a bowl. I love it!

    1. Andrea says:

      You and me both 🙂

  9. cheri says:

    Your animals will adjust, at one time we had our yellow lab and rabbit sleeping side by side. Your chickens are so adorable!

    1. Andrea says:

      That is TOO cute! I think Henry will definitely come around. He is just super curious and anxious around them. It will all work out! Thanks for your lovely and hopeful comment!!!

  10. Vera says:

    What a lovely salad! Exactly right for the time of year when I want to spend more time growing my vegetables than cooking with them 🙂

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