Recipe and photo by Tami Ganeles Weiser Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes
Crunchy, healthy and raw, this slaw is redolent with Asian flavor and spice. Serve as a side dish or use as a condiment for a sandwich.
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon palm sugar, coconut or Thai, ground or pulverized into granules
3 cups (approximately ½ head) thinly sliced red cabbage
2 cups julienned jicama
½ cup julienned carrots
4 scallions, white and green parts thinly sliced
½ jalapeno pepper, seeded, ribs removed, minced (optional)
¼ cup cilantro sprigs, chopped, plus extra for garnish
¼ cup Thai basil, optional
2 cups (4 small) julienned Persian cucumbers
1 cup (about 2 medium) julienned red bell peppers
- Whisk the lime juice, sesame oil, salt and palm sugar in a large bowl. Add the cabbage, jicama, carrots, scallions, jalapeno, cilantro, and Thai basil, if using, to the bowl. Toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Just before serving, add the cucumber and red pepper. Garnish with additional cilantro. Serve immediately.
Although this can be kept in the refrigerator in a covered container, the slaw will get very soggy once the cucumbers release their liquids. It will still taste great.