Sunday, February 21, 2010

Asian Coleslaw

There's no doubt that I just love fresh herbs....they just bring a dish to life. This is especially true for this dish.

There's nothing fancy about cabbage - it's pretty bland to look at and has a bland taste to match!

But....add some mint & coriander and a flavoursome sweet dressing and ..... ta-dah ..... you've got yourself cabbage that will have them coming back for more.

Now that's got to be a first!


1/2 savoy cabbage, shredded finely
1/4 purple cabbage, shredded finely
4 Lebanese cucumbers, halved length ways, seeded & sliced thinly
2 carrots, grated coarsely
1 bunch fresh mint, leaves picked
1 bunch fresh coriander, leaves picked
1tbs sesame seeds


1/3C grapeseed oil
1tbs sesame oil
2 1/2tbs light soy sauce
1 1/2tbs honey
1tbs mirin
1 lemon, juiced


Dressing: whisk together all ingredients
Salad: combine all the ingredients together and toss gently. Drizzle dressing over the salad just prior to serving.


  • Savoy Cabbage: If you can't find this at your local fruit & veg stall just use normal cabbage

  • Mirin: As this is sweet you could just substitute this with a little extra honey

  • Light Soy: I didn't have any so I just used normal soy but only added 2tbs

  • Without the dressing the salad will last for a day or two in the refrigerator in an airtight container


  1. it was very good & the perfect compliment to the ribs!!

  2. Oh the ribs, the ribs, the ribs. the salad was good too but the ribs. I have to add a yummy to the ribs post. Oh the ribs.

  3. This looks SO good. I love that everything is homemade. No bottle of dressing here. Loove it. Now can you ship me some so I don't have to work at it?


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