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Asian-inspired Brassica Coleslaw

– Ingredients-


  • ¼ cup sunflower oil (or other flavourless oil like vegetable oil)
  • ¼ cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Asian sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp smooth, natural nut butter, like almond or peanut
  • ½ tsp Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced or grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp salt


  • 2 cups kohlrabi, cut into bite-sized matchsticks
  • 4 cups Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 2 cups carrots, shredded
  • 2 medium scallions, finely sliced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped nuts, like almonds or peanuts, unsalted
– Directions –
  1. Whisk together all the dressing ingredients in a big bowl that is large enough to dress the salad in.  TIP: If you put a little oil on the tablespoon, the honey and nut butter won’t stick to it.
  2. Add the kohlrabi, Napa cabbage, carrots and scallions to the bowl with the dressing.
  3. Set aside a tablespoonful each of the cilantro and nuts to garnish the salad. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl with the dressing.
  4. Toss to mix, dressing the salad. Transfer the salad to a serving dish and garnish with the set aside cilantro and nuts.

NOTE: If you can’t get kohlrabi or Napa cabbage, you can substitute either with turnip or any variety of cabbage (even the prepared, already shredded, packaged kind sold in grocery stores — we won’t tell).

– Nutritional Analysis –

(per serving): calories 137, fat 9g, carbs 14.1g, fibre 3.5g, protein 4.5g, sugar 8.6g, sodium 117mg, potassium 470mg, vitamin A 118% (of recommended daily intake), vitamin C 60%, calcium 6%

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