Monday, July 9, 2012

Fusion Slaw Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

Garden Chef Megan McCarthy fused flavors from Italy, Latin America and Asia for this fresh and tasty dish. The food processor makes quick work out of shredding Napa and red cabbage. Jalapeño and fresh ginger add a touch of heat and toasted sesame oil adds a depth of flavor. Chef’s tip of the week: Accept no substitutes for the toasted sesame oil!

Fusion Slaw Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

2 cups Napa cabbage, shredded
2 cups red cabbage, shredded
1 cup carrots, shredded
3 scallions, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
½ cup cilantro, chopped
3 T toasted sesame oil
2 T white balsamic vinegar
2 T garlic chili pepper sauce
1 T minced fresh ginger
sea salt and pepper, to taste
½ cup low salt dry roasted peanuts, chopped (optional)
2 cups skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken, chopped (optional)
toasted sesame seeds, to garnish

In a large bowl, combine Napa cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, scallions, jalapeño and cilantro.  To make vinaigrette; in medium mixing bowl, whisk together toasted sesame oil, vinegar, garlic chili pepper sauce and ginger.  Season vinaigrette with salt and pepper to taste.  Toss cabbage mixture with sesame vinaigrette.  Toss with peanuts and rotisserie chicken if desired.  Garish with toasted sesame seeds to serve.

Recipe by Garden Chef Megan McCarthy

1 comment:

  1. Didn't Chef Megan make this at Cocktails in the Garden recently? The dish was amazing! And she has a great sense of humor...very entertaining. Thank you ABG for having Chef Demos!