• 2 cups shredded green cabbage (or napa cabbage)
  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 2-3 carrots, shredded
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 cup cooked rice noodles
  • 1-2 cups shredded or diced chicken
  • 1-2 red chili peppers, finely sliced (optional)
  • Cilantro, to taste
  • Salted roasted peanuts or cashews, whole or chopped


  1. Mix all the salad ingredients together, add dressing, mix, and top with peanuts.

Dressing Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1.5 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 5 tbsp. sugar (6 tbsp. if you're using natural, unsweetened peanut butter)

Dressing Directions

  1. Put the peanut butter in a small saucepan and turn the heat on very low. The peanut butter will start to soften. Stir it a little to make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot and burn.
  2. Slowly add in the vinegar, soy sauce and water, one tablespoon at a time. Mix in one direction. Add the garlic powder, red pepper flakes and sugar.
  3. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Turn off the fire.