You know that summer smell when you’re walking around the neighborhood?
Charcoal burning… and grilled goodies cooking up to their tender best.
BBQ gatherings and long summer nights are in full effect which makes the main event a simple decision – something that can go on the grill! Like a juicy kickin’ spatchcocked chicken.
Sides on the other hand. Well, they require a little more creativity this time of year because doesn’t the same ole’ salad alongside your masterpiece get a little repetitive?
Well this is my answer: slaw!
Why not change things up by swapping your lettuce leaves for a crunchy cabbage slaw topped off with beautiful black and white sesame seeds and tossed in a creamy peanut dressing that’s a little bit sweet and a little bit tangy?
The nutty refreshing crunch goes perfectly alongside your grilled chicken or a tender fillet of salmon.
Pretty much everyone — even non salad lovers — love slaw. And there is just something about a homemade non-mayo based version that captures people’s attention.
The beauty of slaw is that it’s so simple — crisp cabbage is a wonderful vessel for a whole host of bold and creative dressings.
Shred, toss and voila: a super tasty light and healthy side salad that’s not your usual salad. Oh no, this baby is a slaw!
Got any favorite slaw dressings? Share them with me in the comments! I still have half a cabbage left to use. 🙂
- 6 cups shredded green cabbage
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup plain peanuts
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1½ tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
- handful of peanuts
- Toss the cabbage and red onion in a bowl.
- To make the dressing, puree the ¼ cup of peanuts with the honey, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and salt until smooth.
- Pour the dressing onto the cabbage and toss again.
- Sprinkle the sesame and black sesame seeds and another handful of peanuts on top to serve.