It’s finally summer in Vancouver, for today at least, so that means it’s time to try out new salad recipes. This one’s got lots of flavour, a great way to up your veggie intake! Chop it up, pour the dressing on, and stick it in the fridge to munch on with your meals or bring to a picnic.
I found this recipe in Fast, Fresh and Green by Susie Middleton, and altered it slightly. The author calls the recipe kick-slaw because the ginger, lime and garlic give it a kick of flavour. I like the name because coleslaw sounds so boring. This recipe isn’t boring!
What you need:
1/2 small head of red cabbage
1/2 small head of green cabbage (or just one of either red or green if you prefer)
1 package snow peas, ends cut off, then cut on a sharp diagonal
2 carrots, shredded with a grater, or julienned
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
2 & 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil
a little chopped cilantro
optional: toasted, crushed sesame seeds
What you do:
1. Mix the veggies together in a large bowl.
2. Mix the dressing ingredients together in another bowl and add to the veggies, tossing until combined. Top with the optional sesame seeds
Voila, easy peasy!