A great alternative to your typical green salad, the bright colors and delicious dressing in this Asian Sesame Coleslaw are sure to excite!
I’m posting this as a great Super Bowl recipe, because you don’t want to bring a boring green salad to your party. But, really this is a great alternative to any salad. You can easily add chicken to make it a whole meal, or put it in some pulled pork sliders, oh my delicious! (This is a little foreshadowing, you might want to stick around for some awesomeness I’m about to serve up!)
This salad is so easy to make, it’s just cut, make dressing, assemble. After making this a few times I’ve decided I like making the dressing in my blender the most. It’s easier to clean up than my food processor, and you don’t have to make super large amounts of dressing just to cover the blade.
Unlike other slaws, it’s best to assemble and dress this right before serving. The red cabbage tends to bleed into the diakon radish, and the dressing isn’t your typical slaw dressing with mayo, so it isn’t super sticky. If your grocer doesn’t carry diakon radish don’t feel bad about leaving it out. This salad will still taste amazing. Also, I’ve noticed most grocery stores carry carrot shreds, usually kept right next to the baby carrots. I love these shreds, they make cooking so much faster. If your grocer doesn’t carry these then hand shred carrots using a cheese grater or food processor.
- For the dressing:
- 2 dates
- ½ C coconut aminos
- ½ C olive oil
- 2 T rice vinegar
- 2 T sesame oil (cold pressed)
- 2 T ginger, finely grated
- ½ C fresh pineapple
- 1 clove garlic
- For the salad:
- 1 head of red cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1 large handful of carrot shreds
- 1 handful of spiralized or shredded diakon radish
- 5 green onions, thinly sliced
- Sesame seeds
- Put dates in a glass and fill with water just so dates are covered. Microwave for 1 minute. Allow dates to soak until needed.
- Put coconut aminos, olive oil, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic clove and pineapple into blender. Cut pits out of dates and put them in the blender with everything else. Pulse until pineapple and dates are finely chopped and well combined in dressing.
- Assemble salad and toss with dressing. Top with green onion and sesame seeds. Enjoy!