Ingredients

1 white radish, cut into long, thin strips 1 large carrot, cut into long, thin strips
1/2 Chinese cabbage, shredded
1/4 red cabbage, shredded
2 spring onions, cut into long, thin strips 18 mangetout, cut lengthways into thin, strips
50 g (2 oz) spinach, shredded 50 g (2 oz) fresh or dried figs, cut lengthways into quarters
75 g (3 oz) flaked almonds
DRESSING
2 tablespoons sesame seeds 3 teaspoons grated fresh root ginger 1 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons sherry or rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons peanut oil
2 teaspoons reduced-salt soy sauce a few drops of sesame oil (optional)
Standard ready-prepared coleslaw contains mayonnaise and is therefore high in fat, but reduced-fat varieties are available, so check the label. There is also a range of perfectly acceptable fat-free dressings now available.

Instructions

1.Place all the salad ingredients in a large serving bowl and toss them well to combine.
2.For the dressing, heat the sesame seeds in a small, dry saucepan over a medium heat, shaking the pan frequently for 2-3 minutes until toasted.
3.Stir in the remaining dressing ingredients. Remove the pan from heat, immediately pour the dressing over the salad. Toss to combine
4.OR YOU COULD TRY...
5.Vary the coleslaw recipe above by substituting or adding one or more of the following ingredients: white cabbage, fennel, celery, onions, apples, oranges, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried fruit, such as sultanas, raisins and ready-to-eat apricots, walnuts, pine nuts, garlic, fresh herbs.

Standard ready-prepared coleslaw contains mayonnaise
and is therefore high in fat, but reduced-fat varieties are
available, so check the label. There is also a range of
perfectly acceptable fat-free dressings now available.

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