I always associated cabbage with stink, grease and mush. Growing up, I hated it. Read that saga HERE.
If we were visiting someone for lunch or dinner, I would always ask my mom: “Are they going to cook cabbage?”. I dreaded that idea even more than being asked to sing in front of a roomful of weird strangers.
Then I met coleslaw. I like the idea of raw cabbage. No stench, no grease, lots of texture. That’s how cabbage is supposed to be eaten, I think. When you cook it and it starts getting all smelly and wilted, it’s saying: “Don’t do this to me.”
Both of us really don’t like mayo. The vegan ‘mayonnaise’ here is inspired by Susan’s Lite Goddess Dressing. We added a Thai touch with lemongrass and galangal.
Vegan ‘Mayo’ Dressing
inspired by Susan’s Lite Goddess Dressing.
Blend together until smooth
1 pack (12.3 ounces) lite silken tofu
2 tbsps tahini
**or 2 tbsps white sesame seeds plus 2 tsps vegetable oil or light sesame oil
10 drops dark sesame oil
2 tbsps lime juice
2 tsps chopped galangal (or ginger)
2 tsps chopped garlic
2 tsps chopped lemongrass
2 tbsps tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
1 green serrano chilli (optional)
2 tbsps chopped spring onion whites
Taste for salt and sourness. Adjust seasoning. If you need more liquid, use a dash of oil or water.
Minty Coleslaw with Vegan ‘Mayo’ Dressing
4 cups finely shredded cabbage
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup chopped apple
3 tbsps torn mint leaves or herb of choice (we used applemint)
3 tbsps spring onion greens
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup toasted and slivered almonds
Toss everything together. Serve with dressing.
Each month, Zu @ Zlamushka’s Spicy Kitchen hosts Tried & Tasted – an event highlighting a food blog and encouraging participants to feature recipes from that site. Jugalbandi is honoured to be chosen as the featured blog for August. Thank you, dear Zu. Event details HERE.
Filed Under: Almond, Apple, Applemint, Cabbage, Carrot, coleslaw, Cranberry, Galangal, GARDENING, Garlic, Lemon/Lime, Lemongrass, Mint, Sesame Seeds, Spring-Onions/Scallions, tahini, Tofu, vegan mayo, vegan mayonnaise, vegan recipes, vegetarian recipes