So here we are at the end of the month. Belatedly, I thought about making something particularly fancy to mark the occasion but decided that in the spirit of frugality I would use ingredients I already had on hand.

We last had a version of this slaw early in the month, and at that time, I used tofu instead of peanuts for a bit of protein. Either way, it is quite delicious, and I expect we’ll be eating this dish from time to time from now on. It’s perfect for any time of year – there’s no cooking involved so it’s a great light summer meal but it’s also full of color and flavor and brightens the winter table as well.

Rachael seemed happy about it – or maybe it was just the fact that Frugal February is almost over!