Asian Rainbow Coleslaw


This salad is colorful and hearty and best of all is a great companion to any protein dish. Its major constituent is cabbage, derived from the French word “caboche” meaning head. Cabbage is a popular cruciferous vegetable, available in colors red or green.

Unique to cabbage is Vitamin U (S-methymethionine) derived from the essential amino acid methionine. Vitamin U was first coined in 1950 by Garnett Cheney for anti-ulcerogenic factors identified in raw cabbage juice known to heal peptic ulcers and protect gastrointestinal mucosa.

Cabbage contains a good variety of cell protecting antioxidants and a special sulfur compound called sulforaphane that exhibits anti-cancer and anti-microbial properties in experimental models. Cabbage builds strength and vitality.

Asian Rainbow Coleslaw

  • ½ of small Red cabbage shredded
  • ½ of small Green cabbage shredded
  • 1 Yellow pepper cut into thin strips
  • 1 Carrot grated
  • 1 Apple or apple/pear finely chopped
  • 2 Green onions chopped
  • 2 cups unsalted cashews (if allergic, omit or add favorite seed or nut)

Tahini Salad Dressing:

Together in a blender add:

  • 1 part (1/2 cup-125 ml) "extra virgin" olive oil
  • 1 part (1/2 cup-125 ml) juice from freshly squeezed lemon
  • 1 bulb of garlic grated
  • ½ cup unpasteurized honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Tahini
  • ½ teaspoon of hot chili sauce (optional)

Mix all ingredients of salad together tossing lightly, sprinkle cashews after adding Tahini dressing as they will become slightly soggy.

Bon Appetite!...TKH

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