I am not really one for buying ready made dressings, nothing wrong with the good quality ones with no nasties.  Getting the right balance for dressing your salad is a personal thing and shop bought ones just don’t kick a proper punch.

I can eat bucket fulls of raw red cabbage, there is something quite more- ish about it. The leaves are fantastic for all types of sauces and dressings. We were having a bbq and I wanted a flavour that accompanied it nicely. I love anything Thai – the spices and flavours are amazing. I thought i would have a go at creating a salad which was, sweet, sour and salty all at the same time. I hope this has been achieved!

For the dressing

2 tbsp of satay  paste,

2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger

2 tbsp finely chopped garlic

1 tbsp tahini

1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

1 tsp agave nectar

2 limes

1/2 teaspoon of lemongrass paste

Handful of honey roast peanuts

Grab a bowl, add all ingredients leaving out the peanuts and mix together. Stir well, put to one side

Finely chop half a red cabbage and peel and shred 2 carrots with a potato peeler or spiraliser.

Finely chop the peanuts.

Add a few into the sauce

Place the veggies in a bowl. Pour over the dressing and sprinkle the remaining peanuts on top


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