Sweet Sesame Asian Slaw with Turkey

Sweet Sesame Asian Slaw reducedCabbage salads are perfect for entertaining because they can be prepared ahead of time. Next time, prepare double to enjoy for lunch all week long. Hearty salads like this will stay crunchy even when dressed.

Makes 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Dressing:
2 tbsp (30 mL) tahini paste
1/3 cup (75 mL) rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp (30 mL) water
2 tbsp (30 mL) sugar
2 tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce
2 tbsp (30 mL) canola oil
2 tsp (10 mL) sesame oil
1 tbsp (15 mL) minced ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp (5 mL) sriracha hot sauce (optional)

Salad:
1 head nappa cabbage, shredded
1 cup (250 mL) finely shredded purple cabbage
2 carrots, shredded
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) snow peas, thinly sliced
1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
3 cups (750 mL) shredded turkey
1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped unsalted peanuts

Steps:
Sesame Dressing: Whisk the tahini paste with the rice wine vinegar and water until smooth. Add sugar, soy sauce, canola oil, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and hot sauce (if using); whisk until blended.

Salad: Toss the nappa cabbage, purple cabbage, carrot, snow peas, red pepper, red onion and cilantro with the dressing. Stir in turkey and peanuts.

Cook’s Note: Leftover cooked chicken will also taste delicious in this recipe. For an added crunch top this salad with pieces of crispy noodles or toasted cashews.

Per Serving: Calories 335, Fat 10 grams, Cholesterol 120mg, Sodium 420mg, Carbohydrates 7 grams, Fibre 2 grams, Sugar 1 gram, Protein 28 grams.

One serving contains 15% of the %DV of Vitamin B12.
One serving contains 9% of the %DV of Calcium.