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Japanese sesame slaw

This colourful salad offers tangy flavour and crunch

Much lighter than a classic coleslaw, pack it along on your next potluck or enjoy as an accompaniment to fish, chicken or grilled tofu kabobs.

Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
None
Calories:
100
Serving Size:
8

Ingredients

  • ½ small head of green cabbage, thinly sliced or grated
  • ½ small head of red cabbage, thinly sliced or grated
  • 6 green onions, sliced diagonally
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame seeds, white or black, toasted

Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) seasoned rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) canola oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine both cabbages, onion, carrot and sesame seeds.
  2. Prepare dressing by shaking together rice vinegar, canola oil, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil.
  3. Pour dressing over salad, toss and refrigerate before serving. Ideally, allow to stand in fridge for an hour or more to allow flavours to mellow. Re-toss before serving.

Notes

Courtesy of www.canolainfo.org

Nutritional InformationPer 1/2 cup (125 mL)
Amount % Daily Value
Calories 316
Fat 7 g 11 %
Saturated 1 g
+ Trans 0 g
5 %
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 200 mg 8 %
Carbohydrate 14 g 5 %
Fibre 4 g 16 %
Sugars 2 g
Protein 6 g

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