Saturday, August 6, 2011
Easy Thai Coleslaw with Trader Joe's Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette
I really have been enjoying using this Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette from Trader Joe's this summer. It has a flavor like a good Thai peanut sauce with just a bit of a kick. I usually don't like things that are really spicy hot and this gives just the tiniest bit of heat without burning your mouth off.
I've been making coleslaw using this dressing. No measure - just add in the amount of ingredients you desire.
Easy Thai Coleslaw
Trader Joe's Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette
Bag of chopped cabbage for coleslaw
Cilantro, roughly chopped
Sweet baby red peppers, finely sliced in strips (other vegetables could be used)
Chopped peanuts or cashews
Combine the chopped cabbage, chopped cilantro, peppers, and scallions. Drizzle with the Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette and toss. Top with the chopped peanuts.
I add grilled chicken strips (also from Trader Joe's) to make this coleslaw into a full meal. It makes a wonderful fresh crunchy meal on a hot day because there is no cooking required! I've also used broccoli slaw with the same recipe with excellent results.