Thursday, March 5, 2009
Carrot and Cashew Coleslaw
This is one of my favourite salads. The recipe is adapted from a book called " Vegetarian". Salad dressing is made with sesame oil and poppy seeds which is an unusual flavour for salads ,but they go very well together with a nice aroma and flavour.
carrot- 1 grated
Small onion-1 chopped
Celery stalks-2 thinly chopped
Cabbage-1/4 small shredded [ 3 cups]
Fresh parsley/coriander leaves-1 tbs
sesame oil-4 tbs
black poppy seeds-1/2 tsp
cashews-3/4 cups toasted
white wine/apple cider vinegar-2 tbs
lemon juice - juice of half lemon[optional]
salt and pepper-to taste
Chopped parsley/coriander leaves to garnish
In a large salad bowl ,mix together
carrot,onion,celery and cabbage.Stir in chopped
parsley/coriander and season with salt and
Heat sesame oil in a pan with a lid. Add the
poppy seeds and cover the pan.Cook over medium
heat until seeds start to make popping
sounds.Remove from heat and let it cool.
add the vinegar,oil and lemon juice to the
poppy seed.Mix well and pour over the carrot
mix.Add the cashew and garnish with parsley.
Note-The recipe calls for chopped parsley,i
used coriander leaves.