Recipe by Celeste
"This terrific combination of cabbage, carrot, and jicama is mixed with a deliciously different dressing!"
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green cabbage, shredded
black sesame seeds
Awesome slaw! It has a sweet yet nutty flavor and was absolutely delicious! I used a bag of coleslaw mix, added a couple tsp. of lime juice and instead of grating the jicama I cut it into matchsticks. I didn't have black sesame seeds, so I toasted my regular ones and added it. This was a great side dish to grilled "Pork Tenderloin Marinade" from this site. This is a definite keeper!
I made this exactly as directed and thought it was pretty bland, but it looks like I'm in the minority here! I wish I would have taken another reviewer's suggestion to julienne the jicama, because it lost a lot of its crunchiness when grated. I think I'll stick with sal's blue cheese cole slaw from this site, but thanks for sharing the recipe!
Awesome dressing in this slaw recipe! Just a tip: If you don't have sesame oil, don't even bother making this until you can get your hands on some. Sesame oil is super-packed with a nutty flavor (a little goes a long way) and without it, the dressing will be entirely different (i.e. bland!) than intended and will have virtually no Asian flavor at all. Great with a handful of toasted almonds tossed in!
Delicious. I could eat the whole thing! I made some changes, used one head green cabbage a and one head purple cabbage. Didn't have sesame seeds, so omitted that. Added one orange , chopped up. For the dressing I used half part mayonaise, half part plain yogurt, with a little bit of lime and orange juice added. So pretty and so good. I served it with Kalua oven pork. I am salivating just thinking about it.
I've lightened up the dressing by subbing 1/2 cup lowfat plain yogurt or lowfat sour cream and 1/2 cup light mayo and it was really good both ways. The dressing would be good on any combination of cole slaw ingredients you have on hand but I love the addition of jicama. I added some toasted slivered almonds, finely chopped red bell pepper, and green onions. I've also just added the dressing to the packaged cole slaw mix with a little chopped jicama. I found that scaling the recipe in half yields enough dressing for one bag of coleslaw mix. Fantastic.
VERY good! I 'matchsticked' my jicama instead of grating and added a little lime juice. Otherwise made as directed. We'll have this again - thanks!!
My mom makes coleslaw during the summer for cook-outs. She doesn't bother with making her own dressing and just uses store-bought dressing. It was always too strong of a taste for me - I never enjoyed the heaviness and stickiness of it. I've been meaning to find a recipe to make my own slaw dressing that doesn't shock the taste buds and is more refreshing and light, and I found the perfect opportunity to finally do it this week, when I saw bags of cole slaw on sale. I like to try unique recipes, so I decided to use this one. It came out really well, everything that I was looking for: not overpowering, refreshing, and a bit different from the usual slaw dressings. It had a great balance of sweet and tangy, but not strong, so it also gave a good balance of taste between the dressing and the vegetables. I really enjoyed the hint of a "nutty" flavor from the sesame oil and sesame seeds, and I absolutely love that this recipe uses honey. The proportion of dressing to salad was perfect in the recipe, as well. I did make some minor changes, but only because I didn't have some of the ingredients. I used white balsamic vinegar instead of rice vinegar, white sesame seeds instead of black, and I didn't have jicama. Not sure how much of a difference this made, but I was happy with the end result. I made the slaw a day ahead, and the flavors blended really well during this time in the fridge. Will make this again!
Wow - I love this slaw! First time I have ever used jicama - not sure how necessary it is to this salad - pretty much tasteless to me - mine had the consistancy of a firm pear is the only way i can describe it. So I certainly wouldn't fret if you couldn't find one or didn't want to waste the money. I also couldn't find black sesame seeds so I just used toasted sesame seeds. I used low fat mayo and the dressing was still incredible. This slaw would be great on any kind of bbq sandwich or with a couple crab cakes perched on top which is what I used it for. All I can say is wowzer - will definately use this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Oriental Sesame Slaw
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 218
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