08 April 2011

(Perfectly Creamy) Sesame Coleslaw

Whose favorite picnic food is coleslaw?!


Yeah, me neither.

Until now. This Asian-inspired, perfectly creamy slaw might just change your mind too.

Lately I always seem to have cabbage in my refrigerator. I like to keep it on hand because it's generally inexpensive and it's super nutritious. Cabbage is another one of those things that I love pretty much no matter how it's prepared...unless it's drenched in mayo and barely recognizable, as often happens with coleslaw. Women over 90 especially love to bring mayonnaise saturated salads to church potlucks for some reason. I'm pretty sure my grandma even made a jello salad that had mayo in it. Pecans and pretzels too. I wonder what her thought process was with that one?

"Hmm, let's see, what else can I add to this nuclear-waste-colored gelatin to make it's texture even closer to vomit..." (I'm sure I just committed a major food blog faux pas by using the word "vomit".)
Sorry, back to cabbage. 

The other night I needed to make something quick, which can be hard to do when you have food restrictions.

I pulled out some cabbage and carrots and cut each into 1/4-1/2 inch strips and pieces--I'm not a fan of super shredded veggies in salads. Next, I threw them in a bowl with a couple tablespoons of tahini, 2-3 teaspoons of Bragg's Liquid Aminos (soy sauce or tamari would work too), a dash of lemon juice, cilantro and sesame seeds. I stirred it around until the veggies were covered and then sat down to eat.
Easy peasy. Picnic perfect.


  1. You really have a way with making food look good, and making it sound good! Great recipe for the summer!