Awesome Asian Slaw.

Via on Sep 4, 2012

As summer draws to an end, I find myself wanting to indulge in as many salads as possible!

I’ve been testing out my green thumb lately with a new little balcony garden, and so I was inspired to make a healthy, mayo-free version of an Asian slaw using some fresh picked jalapeños and cilantro straight from the source.

This salad lasts about three days if you keep it cool in the refrigerator and is an awesome side to fish or a delicious veggie burger. The ginger and fiber rich cabbage help you to feel more satiated and full while the lime and jalapeño add a fresh, spicy kick to keep your taste buds interested.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 head of green cabbage, shredded
  • 3-4 carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro
  • 1-2 jalapeños, de-seeded and chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • lime zest
  • 1 inch chunk of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 TBS honey
  • 1 TBS sesame oil
  • 1/2 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 TBS low sodium soy sauce ( I used Braggs Liquid Aminos)
  • 2 tsp black sesame seeds
  • optional: slightly unripe mango, green papaya

Directions:

  1. Combine the cabbage, carrots, and mango/green papaya and toss together in a large bowl.
  2. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice, lime zest, ginger, jalapeños, and honey; slowly whisk in the sesame oil.
  3. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Let it sit at least 15-20 minutes to let the dressing soak in.
  4. Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Editor: Lynn Hasselberger

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About Caley Alyssa

As a D-1 collegiate athlete with a background in nutrition and anatomy, and an internship with a naturopathic center for healing, Caley Alyssa found herself wanting to help people achieve healthier, happier lives. She quickly came to realize that she wanted to promote preventative and therapeutic methods encouraging active, energetic lifestyles rather than focusing on treatment centered around prescription drugs and the increasingly paramount “band-aid” mindset. In 2006, Caley moved to San Francisco and began to study yoga completing her 200 hour training with Yoga Tree with Janet Stone, Darren Main and Elise Lorimer. From there she went onto study with Shiva Rea and obtained a certification to work with children and at risk youth. In 2010, Caley’s quest to bring health and happiness to others lead her to enroll with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York to become a Holistic Health Coach, registered with the American Drugless Practitioners. Caley now lives in Los Angeles with her husband. She designs and leads seasonal cleanses for individuals, yoga studios and corporate businesses sharing her lifelong journey of finding balance, wellness and happiness in all aspects of life!

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One Response to “Awesome Asian Slaw.”

  1. ava says:

    mmmm, thanks!

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