Super Slaw with Ume Miso Dressing, Sesame Seeds and Garlic Chips

We are eating pretty healthy around here at the moment. So here is another one packed to the brim with veggies!

Enjoy 😀

What Ya Need Veggies:

  • Shredded or spiralized beets (1 large)
  • Shredded or spiralized carrots (2-3)
  • Julienne cucumbers (half large English cucumber)
  • Julienne yellow peppers (1 bell)
  • Sliced avocado (I just had 1 but preferably 2!)
  • Thinly sliced scallions (2-3)
  • Washed and dried Butter/Bibb/Boston lettuce leaves

What Ya Need Dressing: (NOTE: amounts are only approximate since I eyeballed it so adjust to your taste!)

  • Garlic oil (cooled and reserved from making garlic chips 3-4 tablespoons)
  • Sesame oil (2 teaspoons)
  • Ume vinegar (2 tablespoons)
  • Rice vinegar (1 tablespoons)
  • Honey (1-2 tablespoons)
  • Soy Sauce (1 tablespoon)
  • White pepper (4-5 dashes)
  • Miso paste (2 tsp)
  • fresh ginger choppped (1-2 tablespoons)

How To:

Place all ingredients into a blender or tall container which fits a hand blender. Blend until smooth and adjust to taste.

What Ya Need Toppings:

  • Toasted white sesame seeds (could use black sesame seeds or hemp hearts)
  • Fried garlic chips (cook slices of fresh garlic in hot oil til golden brown, drain on paper towel, reserve oil for dressing)
  • Bonito flakes (optional)

NOTE: Some fried tofu would be a nice addition or some tuna or sockey salmon sashimi if you eat fish. I would skip the bonito flakes in that case.

Assembly:

Place lettuces leaves around plate or bowl. Top with various vegetables. Drizzle dressing. Top with sesame, bonito and garlic chips.

NOTE: This salad gets soggy pretty quick so eat as soon as you have dressed it. You could try patting all the shredded veggies dry to reduce the moisture content. I might try this next time around.

Thanks to Tracy for the Ume vinegar inspiration! She made a yummy salad for us with Ume vinegar, lemon, garlic and toasted sesame seeds etc. I just need to get a hold of some flax oil before I try it out here 🙂 I feel like it might be nice with some chilled buckwheat noodles on the side and maybe a piece of miso marinated sablefish…. mmmmm can’t wait to try it out!

Oh so many condiments! My fridge is basically an Asian market.

Oh so many condiments! My fridge is basically an Asian market.

I love me some blended smooth dressings. Such a complex yet somehow subtle flavour. I love this one!

I love me some blended smooth dressings. Such a complex yet somehow subtle flavour. I love this one!

Veggie prep takes sooooo long. Still in the market for a decent mandoline or spiralizer! So many conflicting reviews. I'm torn.

Veggie prep takes sooooo long. Still in the market for a decent mandoline or spiralizer! So many conflicting reviews. I’m torn.

All bowled up and colourful. Mmmm gourmet rabbit food! I confess, I ate half a gluten free spinach pizza after this.

All bowled up and colourful. Mmmm gourmet rabbit food! I confess, I ate half a gluten free spinach pizza after this.

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