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Cabbage with Peanuts
½ Head fresh Green Cabbage shredded ½ Red or Yellow Onion sliced very thinly into half moons 1 Medium tomato sliced ½ cup Shelled Raw Peanuts 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds 1 tablespoon Olive Oil ½ Lime Salt to taste 1 can of Mandarin Oranges drained (Optional)