Cabbage and Carrot Slaw with Ginger Dressing

The price of lettuce at the neighborhood grocery store has been getting more and more expensive! The last time I went, I ended up buying a cabbage head instead of lettuce because I couldn’t afford to pay $24 a pound for arugula.  I purchased it out of anger, I suppose, but now that I was in possession of a cabbage head, I had to figure out something to do with it!

I am not a huge fan of traditional coleslaw, but do love the combination of ginger, cabbage, and soy sauce, so I decided to go for a Japanese-inspired dressing.  I found a bag of edamame in my freezer which gave the salad some beautiful color and the addition of grated carrot and golden raisins give the salad some sweetness which pairs wonderfully with the hint of spice in the dressing.

This salad can be prepared a day beforehand, just don’t mix the dressing and the salad until about an hour or so before serving.

We served this salad as part of our Memorial Day Steak and Cake Cookout alongside some Caesar Salad, Baby Baguettes, and Buttermilk Biscuits with Parmesan and Rosemary!

Cabbage and Carrot Slaw with Ginger Dressing

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salad:
1 head cabbage, cored and thinly sliced/shredded
5-6 medium carrots, grated
12 ounce pack of edamame, steamed, cooled, and shelled
2 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
1 1/4 cup peanuts
1 1/4 cup golden raisins

dressing:
4 scallions, roughly chopped
2 inches ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
3 tbsp. tahini
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup water
2 tbsp. lime juice
2 tbsp. rice vinegar
1-2 tbsp. honey
1 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients with an immersion blender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Combine all salad ingredients, dress with salad dressing, you may not need all of the dressing, but I tend to use most of it.
  3. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed.
  4. Serve immediately or allow 1 hour to marinade a bit, this deepens the flavor.

Total cooking time: 20 minutes, Serves 12-16

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