Cabbage and Chickpea Salad in Thai-Style Peanut Dressing is colorful, crunchy, and perfect to keep you full over lunch. Make it your main serving as a salad or serve it as a side to a main dish. The peanutty dressing is delightful and will keep you back, bite after bite!
Who doesn’t love the crunch and punch of a good salad? Cabbage and Chickpea Salad in Thai-Style Peanut Dressing had both. The crunch comes from some fab veggies – cabbage, cucumber, and bell pepper, while the punch comes from a dreamy, peanutty dressing that leaves you wanting more.
I’ve been talking salad with a friend lately. Boring conversation? Hardly! We’ve shared recipes we’ve found on social and even the tried-and-true salads we reach for over and over again.
You know salad options are unlimited but sometimes inspiration evaporates, and you find yourself in a salad rut. I wanted to make myself a hearty salad with heft and a great dressing, and this is what I came up with!
The heartiness of Cabbage and Chickpea Salad in Thai-Style Peanut Dressing comes from the cabbage and the chickpeas. We all know and love chickpeas for the essential ingredient in hummus like my Caramelized Onion Hummus recipe, but they’re amazing in other dishes, too.
And I’m in love with the mini cucumbers I’ve been picking up lately. I love them because they’re crunchy and somewhat tender and sturdy, all in one. Seems strange but their qualities work! They’re perfect in salads!
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Cabbage and Chickpea Salad in Thai-Style Peanut Dressing
I love that this salad is hearty, colorful, and super-flavorful (thank you peanutty dressing)! It’s easy to make – just chop, chop some veggies (you could even buy pre-chopped cabbage if you’re short on time) and toss together an easy-to-make dressing using smooth peanut butter as the main ingredient.
The Thai-Style Peanut Dressing is great because you can easily adjust the ingredients to your taste. If you like the dressing thicker, you can omit the water that I’ve added. I like it a little on the thinner side because it’s easier to coat the salad ingredients.
And I also love adding a little spicy chili crisp to the mix. If you don’t have any, you could use red pepper flakes.
If you have a bit of time before serving, pop the dressed salad into the fridge for 20-30 minutes, then toss again before serving.
You could also include your favorite salad mix-ins to this salad for added crunch or color. Almost anything goes – use what you have and what you love!
Additional Add-In Ideas
- Carrot cut in matchsticks
- Diced red onion
- Chopped cauliflower
- A touch of green onion
- Chopped peanuts as garnish
- Crunchy, crumbled ramen noodles as garnish
So many goodies are out there to add to this Cabbage and Chickpea Salad in Thai-Style Peanut Dressing! I love this salad as a hearty lunch, and it’s also ideal as a side to serve with your main dish.
Get out of your salad rut and take a walk on the crunchy side! Let me know if you try this one!
Serves Serves 4
5 based on 5 review(s) Ingredients Instructions
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Serves Serves 4
5 based on 5 review(s)