Spicy Sesame Salad

Spicy Sesame Salad
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Spicy Sesame Salad
Chelsea Market Cookbook

Spicy Sesame Salad

This spicy slaw-like salad comes from One Lucky Duck in the Chelsea Market Cookbook. Instead of the usual lettuce base, this recipe is made up of sliced Savoy cabbage and carrots. Jicama adds some crunch to the base and beets brighten up the whole thing.

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6
Servings
215
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

The salad will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 2 days. Drain any accumulated juices and adjust the seasoning with salt, tamari, and wasabi powder before serving.

Ingredients

For The Salad:

  • 1 small head Savoy cabbage (1¼ pounds), cored
  • 2 medium beets (12 ounces), peeled
  • 2 large carrots (8 ounces), scrubbed but unpeeled
  • 1 small jicama (14 ounces), peeled

For The Dressing:

  • ¼ Cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ Cup tamari or shoyu
  • ½ Cup expeller-pressed or toasted sesame oil

For The Sesame Topping:

  • 2 Cups raw or toasted cashews, finely chopped
  • ⅔ Cup black sesame seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons expeller-pressed or toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Teaspoons wasabi powder
  • ¾ Teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 Cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

For The Salad:

Using a large knife, cut the cabbage into thin shreds. Transfer them into a very large bowl. Using a mandolin, plastic V-slicer, or knife, cut the beets, carrots, and jicama into julienne strips about 2 inches long. (The exact thickness is a matter of personal choice, depending on the slaw texture that you prefer.) Transfer them to the bowl with the cabbage.

For The Dressing:

Whisk the maple syrup and tamari together in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil. Add the dressing to the salad and toss.

For The Sesame Topping:

Stir together the cashews, sesame seeds, oil, wasabi, and salt in a medium bowl until combined. Add them to the salad and mix well. Top with the cilantro and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
145µg
21%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
105µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
30mg
3%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
26µg
7%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
107mg
15%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
121mg
8%
Water
75g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Sesame Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Sesame Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.