Spicy Cabbage Brown Rice Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


Spicy Cabbage Brown Rice Salad

  • 4 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 purple or white cabbage shredded or cubed
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • 1 bell red pepper diced or chopped
  • 1/2 medium red onion diced finely
  • 10 oz cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 cup Baby kale or any greens you prefer

Peanut Butter Dressing

  • 4 tbsp crunchy peanut butter or tahini
  • 2 tbsp agave
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp red chili flakes optional
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder optional
  • 2 tbsp warm water optional


Spicy Cabbage Brown Rice Salad

  • Chop and dice all your veggies. Add them to a large salad bowl, along with your baby kale and cooked brown rice.
  • Mix your ingredients together until well combined.

Peanut Butter Dressing

  • Add your dressing ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk together until smooth. Add warm water if your dressing is too thick.
  • Top your salad with your peanut butter dressing and serve.


Plan Ahead – Prepare your dressing and chop your veggies the night before.
Lower Fat – Reduce peanut butter or use powdered peanut butter instead.
Tip – The purple cabbage will stain your rice (and pretty much the entire dish), so you can sprinkle it on top after you've mixed the rest of your salad ingredients.
Tip – For quick and easy rice, try Trader Joe's Frozen Organic Brown Rice.
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