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This salad is an excellent accompaniment to any grilled meat, and hearty enough to be a vegetarian main dish.

Kevin Ouzts's Peanut, Cabbage, and Pasta Salad

From our July 2012 issue. Chef Kevin Ouzts from the Spotted Trotter shares his mother's take on a classic barbecue side.
updated 07.2.12

  • Kevin Ouzts, chef/owner of Spotted Trotter.
    Kevin Ouzts, chef/owner of Spotted Trott…
  • Ingredients for the salad and dressing are organized on one large cutting board for speedy prep.
    Ingredients for the salad and dressing a…
  • Cabbage and scallions are finely shredded or julienned for textural contrast.
    Cabbage and scallions are finely shredde…
  • Ouzts toasts raw red-skinned peanuts to add along with salted, dry-roasted peanuts.
    Ouzts toasts raw red-skinned peanuts to …
  • Dressing ingredients are pureed in a blender and then tossed with the pasta and vegetables.
    Dressing ingredients are pureed in a ble…
  • If you can\
    If you can't find acini pasta, Israeli c…
  • Julienned scallions garnish the completed salad.
    Julienned scallions garnish the complete…
  • The tomato-rich, bacon-infused sauce that slathers ribs is a top-secret family recipe.
    The tomato-rich, bacon-infused sauce tha…
  • This salad is an excellent accompaniment to any grilled meat, and hearty enough to be a vegetarian main dish.
    This salad is an excellent accompaniment…
  • Leftover salad keeps well in the fridge for several days.
    Leftover salad keeps well in the fridge …
  • Ouzts plans to convert a shed in his backyard into a curing room.
    Ouzts plans to convert a shed in his bac…
  • Peabeaux invites guests of the chef to play ball.
    Peabeaux invites guests of the chef to p…