Asian greens slaw with lime and sesame dressing

Asian greens slaw with lime and sesame dressing

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Real Food by Mike
Serves
4-6
Photographer
Alan Benson

I like to place all the slaw ingredients on a serving platter and then dress them, so I don’t bruise the ingredients. However, if you prefer you can toss everything together in a bowl and serve it like a regular slaw. You can find sesame seed sauce in most Asian grocery stores.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1/2 chinese cabbage, shaved with a mandoline or sharp knife
1 bok choy, leaves cut into strips
6 spring onions, cut into thin strips
1 bunch coriander, leaves and stems picked
1 lebanese cucumber, cut with a mandoline into strips
6 shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced lengthways
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1/2 lime, juiced

Sesame dressing

Quantity Ingredient
15ml sesame seed sauce
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
3 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
10g fresh ginger, finely chopped
1/2 garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
60ml sesame oil

Method

  1. For the sesame dressing, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Arrange all the slaw ingredients, except the sesame seeds and lime juice, separately on a large platter. Drizzle over the dressing and sprinkle on the sesame seeds. Add a squeeze of lime juice if you feel it needs a sharper flavour.

Medicinal Benefit

  • Cabbage is a good source of vitamin K, which activates the proteins and calcium essential for proper blood clotting. It also contains potassium, which besides helping balance bodily fluids, is essential for muscle contractions, such as a steady heartbeat. Sesame seeds, being rich in a monounsaturated fatty acid called oleic acid, help lower ‘bad’ cholesterol and increase ‘good’ cholesterol.
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