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YourFIT Asian Cabbage Salad with Peanut Dressing

July 01, 2013
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Ingredients

  • 1c spinach
  • ½ c shredded red cabbage
  • ½ c fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • ½ c coarsely shredded jicama
  • ¼ c chopped green onions
  • ¼ c roasted peanuts
  • 8 oz of protein (chicken, shrimp or ground turkey)
  • ¼ c chopped red onion (if you use ground turkey)
  • 2 parts of peanut dressing (see recipe below)
  • Fresh Cilantro (optional)

Directions

  1. Prepare peanut dressing.
  2. Toss spinach, shredded cabbage, peas, jicame and green onions with one part of the dressing.  Chill for 30 minutes.
  3. If you will add chicken or shrimp to your salad: Marinade chicken and shrimp in one part of the peanut dressing for 30 minutes before grilling or frying.
  4. If you will add ground turkey: Heat oil in nonstick pan over medium heat. When oil shimmers, add onion and cook until onion becomes translucent.  Add turkey and cook, breaking up meat with the side of a spoon, just until meat is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.  Stir in one part of peanut dressing and cook 1 minut.
  5. Serve salad with your choice of protein and top it with peanuts and cilantro.  Makes two servings.

Peanut Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tbsp olive oil (optional) this will make it creamy and smooth, but you can leave it out if you are trying to lean out
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp PB2 (powdered peanut butter) *
  • Pinch of curry
  • Pinch of ginger
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper if you like it spicy

Whisk all the ingredients together.

*Note: PB2 is available at Whole Foods.

 

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