1 medium-sized cabbage (red, green, or mix), finely chopped
1/2 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
A few drops sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon brown miso paste
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup peanuts, roughly chopped
1/2 cup scallions or chives, finely chopped
Toss the finely chopped cabbage and salt in a large bowl. Place something heavy like a pot (any size that will fit into the bowl) on top of the cabbage and leave for a couple of hours.
Combine the olive oil, sesame oil, rice vinegar, brown miso paste, and red pepper flakes in a small jar and beat with a fork until combined. The miso takes some time to fully dissolve. You can add water to thin to any consistency desired. Taste the dressing and make necessary adjustments before adding to the salad (keep in mind that the cabbage has been salted).
Once the cabbage has wilted a little, toss with the miso dressing and scallions or chives and serve or cover and place in the fridge. It will get better as it marinates. Sprinkle the peanuts on top before serving.