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Peanut-Sesame Slaw with Soba Noodles

Serves: 4 to 8 

Slaw:

  • 4 ounces dry soba noodles
  • 1 small purple  cabbage, cut into vertical quarters, core removed
  • 4 carrots, peeled or scrubbed
  • 1 bunch green onions, roots trimmed, then sliced into thin rounds

Peanut-sesame dressing

  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger (fresh in a tube is fine)
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • handful of fresh cilantro, chopped

 Garnish

  • Healthy handful of coarsely chopped peanuts for each serving
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges
  1. Cook the soba noodles: bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain into a colander and rinse with cold water. Drain well. Put the noodles onto a cutting board (in a mound), and chop into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  2. Using a sharp chef’s knive, shred the cabbage; grate the carrots with a grater. You could add a few shredded Brussel’s sprouts or some shredded kale.
  3. Prepare the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until smooth. If it’s too thick, whisk in very warm water in 1 tablespoon increments until it becomes pourable; don’t add too much!
  4. In a large serving bowl, combine the cooked soba noodles and the vegetables. Pour dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat.
  5. Top each serving with peanuts, and squeeze a lime wedge over top.
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Asian Inspired Coleslaw

This is from Bonnie Stern

Slaw:

  • ½ head Napa cabbage or green cabbage, shredded
  • ½ small red cabbage, shredded
  • 4 carrots, grated
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • Handful chopped fresh cilantro or parsley (use less if desired)

Dressing:

  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp liquid honey
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp hot chili paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger root, grated or minced
  1. Place cabbages and carrots in a large bowl.  Pour boiling water over and drain well.  Rinse with cold water, and drain again (I skip this step)
  2. Toss green onions and cilantro with cabbage
  3. To make dressing, combine all of the ingredients until well blended.
  4. Toss dressing with the slaw.
  5. Taste, and adjust seasonings, if necessary.

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Oriental Cabbage Slaw

This is a recipe from one of the LaLeche League cookbooks that I have found so useful for the past 19 years; they are excellent for recipes that use whole, non-processed foods, and are easy and quick to prepare.

  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • ½ cup crushed oriental noodles
  • 2 T butter
    • ¼ cup oil
    • ¾ cup white vinegar or rice vinegar
    • ¼ cup water
    • 2 t soy sauce
    • ½ cup packed brown sugar

    • 1 large, or 2 small heads Napa oriental cabbage
    • 5 green onions
    • 1 or 2 small carrots, shredded

    Toast sesame seeds, almonds and noodles in butter in skillet. Cool and set aside. Combine oil, vinegar, water, soy sauce, and brown sugar in bowl; whisk well. Shred cabbage and thinly chop green onions, including stalks and onion tops. Mix them with the carrots in a salad bowl. Add dressing; toss gently. Let stand for 20 minutes. Top with toasted noodle mixture just before serving.

    Yield: 12 servings

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