Simple, flavorful and delicious. This colorful Asian style slaw can be served alone or as a side dish. I had this for lunch today and it was fantastic as a stand alone salad. It would also pair nicely served at room temperature on top crispy pan fried tofu. The dressing packs tons of flavor and uses very little oil, which may be omitted if desired. Easy to put together and can also be made ahead of time and kept separately in the refrigerator or mixed together to mingle. Great way to add beneficial miso & ginger into your meal plans along with fresh vegetables. Try squeezing a little lemon on top for added zest. Recipe is adapted from Food 52.
ASIAN SLAW SALAD + MISO GINGER DRESSING
- 2 cups green cabbage, finely shredded
- 2 cups red cabbage, finely shredded
- 2 radishes, julienned
- 1 carrot, peeled & julienned
- 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
- 1 inch ginger, finely grated
- 1 clove garlic, finely grated
- 2 tablespoons mellow miso
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar (I used a seasoned rice vinegar)
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, optional
- 3 tablespoon water
In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing. Alternately you can use a small blender to combine until smooth. Set aside.
In a large bowl, toss the cabbage, carrots, radishes and sesame seeds together with the dressing. You can also omit the sesame seeds and serve them as a garnish as the pictures above. Serve immediately if you like it very crunchy or let it sit covered in the refrigerator for a few hours for a more slaw-like texture and to let the flavors mingle a bit. Both ways are great. Depending on how you are serving the dish it can be served at room temperature or cold. Serves two generously or four as small sides.
Thinly sliced green onions would also be a great addition to this salad.