Recipe by V J
"Spicy, tangy salad with cabbage, tomatoes and onions"
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firm tomatoes, chopped
onion, finely chopped
green chile peppers, seeded and minced
salt to taste
white sugar to taste
roasted peanut powder
chopped fresh cilantro
Great by itself or with baba ganoush and pita. This one will definately need about a day in the fridge with occasional stirring to reach full flavor.
This was so good, with a smoky, nutty flavor. I wasn't sure about it at first, but the longer it sat, the more flavorful it became. I prefer a milder onion flavor, so I used scallions, and I used unrefined coconut oil instead of butter. I don't eat peanuts, so instead of peanut powder, I used almond powder and finely ground cashews, which are fairly sweet, so I omitted the sugar. Next time, I'll add just a bit more cumin seed to enhance the smoky flavor. This was perfect with Indian Dahl with Spinach, also from this site.
I fried the onion in a small amount to oil so my DH could eat this. leaving out the chile pepper for his portion. I should have left my portion without the pepper also, as it was very strong! Next time I might use a bell pepper instead of the hot variety! This went nicely as the filling with some beans in a burrito!
This is a delicious salad and one that I will make again. I do disagree with the reviews that say to let it sit for a day. This is what I did and it turned sort of a sick grey. When I made the salad it was crisp and absolultly beautiful. I would say that maybe 2-3 hours in the fridge would bring out the flavors without wrecking the gorgious fresh color of the salad. I also added bell peppers along with the chilis because I wanted more color and less spice. All in all this was a very good recipe. I rate it five stars for the recipe and 3 stars for the reviews. ;)
I wasn't sure if my family would like this or not, but my guys LOVED it and so did I, and my mother. We used a green bell pepper and then a spicy pepper from our garden (so half/half). It is super yummy! I let it sit all night and the color turned me off slightly the next day, BUT the flavor is awesome!!!! It was fun to use a recipe that we had almost all the ingredients in our garden AND have it taste so delicious!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cabbage, Tomato and Onion Salad
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 36
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