Thai Peanut Cabbage Slaw Recipe
Never in a million years will I buy the argument that one cannot eat healthy for cheap. I’ve heard over and over how some of the unhealthiest foods are the cheapest out there – and I don’t disagree (think potato chips, microwave meals, hot dogs, and convenience store foods).
But for every unhealthy cheap food, there’s a healthy but budget-friendly counterpart out there.
Take, for example, this salad. Super healthy. Not expensive at all.
- One small red cabbage: $2.02 (I used half = $1.01)
- One carrot: $.19
- One red Fresno pepper: $.18
- Bulk peanuts (about 1/4 cup): $.28
The cost for the salad (minus the dressing and optional cilantro and lime garnish) was $1.66. That’s enough for two main course salads or four side salads.
The next time someone tells you that cheap food and healthy food are mutually exclusive, challenge them. I don’t buy it, and neither should you.
I hope I have been able to demonstrate that through my blog over the past year or so. Take a look around and let me know what you think!
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- Thai fried cashews
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- Homemade sweet chili sauce (add some on the top of this salad!)
- Cilantro-lime coleslaw
- 2 cups chopped red cabbage (about 1/2 a small head of cabbage)
- 1 large carrot, julienned
- 1 red bell pepper, julienned
- 1 red Fresno pepper, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
- Lime wedges and cilantro, for serving
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos
- 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 tablespoon water
- Arrange cabbage, carrot, red pepper, and Fresno pepper onto serving plates. Top with peanuts.
- To make dressing, place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Pour over salad and serve with lime wedges and cilantro on the side.