Thai-Inspired Red Cabbage and Zucchini

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This dinner turned out to be a winner!  I loved the flavors and different textures.  While the prep work was a bit longer (so I made this on a Sunday rather than a weekday), it was well worth it.

The idea to use shredded zucchini came from a recent M²T³ night, when Marla made a Sweet and Spicy Zucchini Slaw.  It was soooo good!

I wouldn’t hesitate to make this as a side dish either.  It would be perfect to serve at a potluck or picnic.

Thai-Inspired Red Cabbage and Zucchini (serves 2 for dinner)

Ingredients

  • 2 small zucchini, shredded
  • 2 c. shredded red cabbage
  • 1 c. sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • Dressing (recipe below)
  • 2 T. raw, unsalted pepitas
  • 2 servings of Firm Tofu, cubed (or protein of choice)
1.  Shred the zucchini and in a large bowl, press with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.  Add the shredded cabbage and toss.
2.  Add sugar snap peas, green pepper, tofu and dressing.  Toss again to distribute everything evenly.  Cover and store in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.
3.  Just before serving, gently toss again, and top with pepitas.

Dressing Ingredients

  • 2-3 T. peanut flour (or 1 T. peanut butter)
  • 1 T. tamari sauce
  • 3 T. rice vinegar
  • 1 t. ginger, minced
  • 1 t. garlic, minced
  • dash of crushed red pepper flakes
  • dash of ground black pepper

In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients together until well combined.

MIWFY:  As written, this recipe is vegan and gluten-free.  Using chicken or shrimp (instead of tofu) would also make for a delicious dish.

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Comments

  1. says

    The colors in this meal are just gorgeous! I so wish I could eat spicy peppers. This looks amazing. And I’ve never even heard of or seen peanut flour! I’ll have to keep my eyes open for that.

    • says

      Yes, I do believe it is the same thing. The only thing I’d watch out for is if there are any additional ingredients, like salt and/or sugar. The peanut flour I use is purely made from peanuts. Hope you give it a try and enjoy it! :)

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