Cabbage Slaw with Sesame-Miso Dressing Recipe
CABBAGE SLAW WITH SESAME-MISO DRESSING RECIPE
FOOD AS MEDICINE:
Cabbage is rich in Vitamin C and polyphenols, which protect the body from damage and inflammation. The fiber in cabbage helps sequester excess cholesterol in the bowel and lower LDL levels. Glucosinolates, the sulfur-containing compound in cabbage, inhibits cancer development and helps protect against carcinogens in the body by aiding in phase 2 detoxification. Cabbage is also a very good source of Vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting and bone health and B vitamins, which aid in energy production. Cabbage also contains high amounts of manganese, which promotes blood sugar balance and bone health as well as cardioprotective potassium.
Makes 6 servings
For the Sesame-Miso Dressing:
3 Tablespoons miso paste
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 Tablespoon tamari
1 Tablespoon Maple syrup
1-inch piece fresh ginger, chopped
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
up to 1/3 cup filtered water
Combine the miso, rice vinegar, sesame oil, tamari, maple syrup and ginger in a blender. Process until smooth, then slowly stream in the olive oil. Add the water one tablespoon at a time as needed.
For the Slaw:
1 head red cabbage, shredded
1 mango cut into matchsticks
½ cup snap peas, thinly sliced
½ cup jicama, sliced into matchsticks
¼ cup green onions, sliced
¼ cup cilantro leaves, torn
1 recipe Sesame-Miso dressing
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
Combine the cabbage, mango, snap peas, jicama, green onions and cilantro. Drizzle with the sesame-miso dressing and toss. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve alongside wild salmon, chicken breast or pulled pork!
Nutrition facts: 216 Calories, 12g Fat, 27g Carbohydrates, 5g Protein
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