Take your regular coleslaw to a new level with this tasty recipe. Loaded with extra nourishing ingredients like avocado and tahini. Tahini is made from ground sesame seeds and boasts many beneficial properties to our health.
It is high in polyunsaturated fats for heart health. Contains a good dose of some B Vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, copper and calcium. A good source of Vitamin E which may lead to an increased protection from inflammation and oxidative stress, therefore helping to reduce your risk of chronic disease development.
It is also a source of phytoestrogen, which may or may not be helpful. Todays standard diet is high in phytoestrogenic foods which can wreak havoc on hormones, especially for women. However, after menopause and throughout the luteal phase of a woman’s monthly cycle, the addition of sesame seeds and sunflower seeds can help to bring balance back to hormones.
Need I say more? Why not try this antioxidant rich, nourishing salad instead of your regular coleslaw for added health benefits and variety in your diet. It is Whole 30 compliant, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free and basically suitable for anyone!
Green Goddess Coleslaw
- 1 cup daikon radish sliced into matchsticks.
- 1 cup rocket arugula.
- 2-3 cups cabbage finely shredded.
- 1 avocado.
- 1/2 red onion finely sliced.
- 1/4 cup sliced black olives.
- 1 cucumber sliced into matchsticks.
- 1 Tbsp tahini.
- 1 lemon juiced.
- 1 clove garlic crushed.
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar.
- 2 Tbsp olive oil.
- salt and pepper to season.
- Prepare all your vegetables and place into a large mixing bowl.
- Place all your dressing ingredients into a jar and shake to mix, alternatively you could also put it into a bowl and whisk to incorporate.
- Pour over dressing about 15 mins before serving, taste test and season more if needed.
Daikon radish is a long white radish that has a wonderful crispness and slight bitter flavour similar to rocket. Its crunch makes a spectacular mouth feel in this salad. It’s not readily available from local supermarkets, but I have no problem finding it at local green grocers or farmers markets. You could possibly just substitute with your regular radishes if they are available.
This salad is best eaten on the day of making, leftovers hold up ok for the following day only.