Asian Cabbage Slaw

From The Moosewood Cookbook


The Marinade:

combine ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.


4 TBSP toasted sesame oil                              

2-3 medium cloves garlic, minced

5 TBSP rice or cider vinegar                            

½ tsp salt, to taste

1 TBSP sugar                                                  

crushed red pepper to taste

3 TBSP soy sauce or tamari                             

1 tsp minced fresh ginger, optional

1-2 TBSP dry sherry or rice wine, optional


The Slaw:

1 head cabbage, shredded                               

1-2 minced scallions

1-2 carrots, shredded or cut into matchsticks

1 small red bell pepper, minced


Combine all ingredients in a bowl, pour marinade over all the ingredients, toss well to coat, refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes.  Top with any of the optional toppings listed below and Enjoy!


Optional toppings:

½ cup coarsely chopped peanuts

minced fresh cilantro

diced fresh tomato

sprinkling of sesame seeds

mung bean sprouts