I do love a good coleslaw. I’ve put several recipes for it on my blog over the years and here’s another one that I think is up there near the top. Quick and easy to make, it tastes delicious. Of course, if you can use real soy sauce, feel free but use only half as much as the soy sauce substitute. And I know, more brown food! Can’t seem to stop making brown things.
To make the sauce whisk together:
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/3 cup avocado oil
5 tablespoons seed or nut butter (I used pumpkin seed butter but tahini would also work well)
1/3 cup soy sauce substitute (or 3 tablespoons soy sauce) (SEE recipe under SAUCES)
3 tablespoons date sugar (or honey, agave or coconut nectar, or date syrup)
1 teaspoon garlic puree
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger (Optional)
1 teaspoon sesame oil (toasted preferably)
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
Whisk until thoroughly blended and then pour over:
5 cups shaved green cabbage (or Napa cabbage, even some bok choy would work)
2 cups shaved red cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup diced water chestnuts
1 cup diced Asian pear*
6 scallions, chopped (reserve a few of the chopped greens for garnish)
Mix thoroughly (I used a serving fork) to combine the sauce with all the ingredients. Makes 8-10 servings.
*Asian pears aren’t very sweet and are very firm. If you can’t find Asian pears, feel free to add another chopped fruit such as pineapple. Regular apple or pear won’t work very well here. Jicama would also work but not add any sweetness but you could substitute some apple juice for some of (or all of) the oil. You may want to omit the date sugar if you add pineapple or apple juice.