Stir Fried Cabbage with Creamy Peanut Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Food 52



2 tablespoons grapeseed, peanut, or vegetable oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 head cabbage, sliced thinly

3 large carrots, julienned

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 tablespoon peanut butter, or more to taste

Pinch of red pepper flakes

Sesame seeds, crushed peanuts, and/or sliced scallions, for garnish (optional)

Lime Juice or sriracha sauce, for garnish (optional)

Cooked shredded chicken or tofu (optional)



  1. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic to the pan and stir until fragrant, a few seconds.
  2. Immediately add the cabbage and carrots and toss rapidly until they are slightly wilted.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, peanut butter, and red pepper flakes, then pour the mixture into the pan; toss well to fully coat the cabbage and carrots.
  4. Serve hot, garnished with any or all of the following: sesame seeds, crushed peanuts, scallions, a squeeze of lime juice, and sriracha. If you like, you may also add cooked shredded chicken or tofu.