Being summer currently in Australia it is the best time to make healthy salads. And lately I have been loving this healthy vegan Asian Slaw with my homemade ginger and sesame dressing.
Vegan Asian Slaw Salad with homemade Ginger Sesame dressing.
- 1/4 red cabbage
- 1/4 green cabbage
- 1 cup snow peas
- 1 red capsicum
- 1 carrot
- 2-3 spring onions
- 1 cup coriander leaves
- 1 cup edamame beans shelled
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup peanuts
Ginger and Sesame dressing
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 cup tamari
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 cup sesame oil
- 1 tbsp ginger paste or grated ginger
- 1 tbsp white rice vinegar
For the salad
- Shred the cabbages using a mandolin.
- Shred the carrot using a grater.
- Finely slice the other veggies and prepare the edamame beans.
- Combine it all together.
- Top with chopped coriander, sesame seeds, peanuts and the ginger sesame dressing.
For the dressing:
- Combine all in a blender and blend.
- Serve with the coleslaw salad. (if Extra I leave some on the side to marinade tofu or use another time.)
This Asian slaw is a great mix of raw foods and high fibre foods. It is high in nutrients and fibre and good for your gut bacteria! This healthy vegan Asian slaw is high in cabbage which is a very healthy vegetable. High in fibre, antioxidants (from the red cabbage) and folate. This salad also contains vitamin C from the red cabbage and from the capsicum (red bell pepper). And vitamin K from the cabbage.
Cabbage is also a very low calorie vegetable so it is good for anyone wanting to lose weight. This Asian slaw also contains some plant-based protein from the edamame. I love this Asian slaw on its own for lunch or as a side with a plant-based burger BBQ. It is also great served with some crispy oven baked tofu for extra plant-based protein.
Tips when making this Asian slaw:
Now to make this salad I highly recommend using a mandolin! I only got one recently and I use it all the time to make shredded cabbage and coleslaw! This vegan Asian slaw is much better finely sliced with a mandolin. If you don’t have one you can buy pre-sliced cabbage in the salad section of your supermarket. Our local shops sell a coleslaw mix. It comes without any dressing which is handy when not having time to slice it yourself.
This Asian slaw is also good served with rice noodles or soba noodles and can also be used to make rice paper rolls.
If you make this salad ahead of time you can leave the dressing on the side. And pour the dressing at the last minute. If in a pinch you can also use store-bought ginger and sesame dressings.
I really hope you will make this Asian slaw soon! Please tag me if you do. I would love to see it and if making it to share with friends tell your friends about my blog. I would really appreciate it.
This year I am planning to share more healthy recipes that are not just vegan cakes and raw treats. So I hope you will enjoy my content. Don’t forget to check out my Instagram for more recipes. As well my cookbook Healthy Little Tummies for healthy plant-based family recipes.
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