Prep: 35 min.
2 medium limes
1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, stems removed (about 2 cups)
1 cup sugar
1 Thai red chile pepper, seeded and chopped
2 garlic cloves, halved
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups canola oil
1 head Chinese or napa cabbage, finely shredded
1 small head red cabbage, finely shredded
1 English cucumber, chopped
1 package (10 ounces) frozen shelled edamame, thawed
2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and cubed
1 cup shredded carrots
3 green onions, sliced
Finely grate enough zest from limes to measure 1 tablespoon. Cut limes crosswise in half; squeeze juice from limes. Place zest and juice in a blender; add cilantro, sugar, red chile pepper, garlic, salt and pepper. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream.
In a large bowl, combine cabbages, cucumber, edamame, avocados, carrots and green onions. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat.
Test Kitchen tips
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more colorful salad than this. The dressing pairs perfectly with the crunchy vegetables.
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
1 cup: 271 calories, 23g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.