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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Beet Slaw with Tahini-Ginger Dressing

Beet Slaw with Tahini-Ginger Dressing
by Victoria Challancin

Have I mentioned that I could probably eat cardboard if it were smeared with tahini?  Add a fig and it would be a done deal.  Luckily, I don't have to ingest paper; I can just add tahini to everything imaginable in my kitchen.

This salad is a gem I created for dinner with just a few ingredients I had on hand.  Healthy and laden with flavor, it would work any time of year.  Plus, like most salad recipes, this one is flexible.  I would love apple and jícama with it (does this sound reminiscent of the salad recipe I posted recently which includes both?) as well as bell pepper.  And of course, the dressing would work on any salad or as a dip for crudités, especially raw brocolli and cauliflower.  Thinly sliced cabbage, purple and green, would really make this a slaw.  And radishes?  Why not?  No cardboard necessary.

Recipe:  Beet Slaw with Tahini-Ginger Dressing
(Recipe by Victoria Challancin)

For the Salad:
1 1/2 cups grated raw beets
1 1/2 cups grated carrots
3 tablespoons mint chiffonade
1 small red onion, thinly sliced

For the Dressing:
3/4 cup tahini
1/2 cup warm water
Juice of 1 lemon or 2 small limes
2 teaspoons ginger juice, from squeezed grated ginger
3 tablespoons honey
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Place the salad ingredients in a bowl.

In another medium bowl, whisk the tahini with the warm water until thoroughly mixed, with no lumps.  Add the remaining ingredients and whisk again.  Pour desired amount over the salad ingredients and toss to mix well.

Parting Shot:  Mexican Humor

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Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Beets are one of my favourite veggies but I have never thought to have them raw. They would be so delicious in a coleslaw.

Hotly Spiced said...

Love the Mexican humour! This salad is so pretty - such lovely colours. And it would be full of flavour too and I just love the sound of that Tahini dressing xx

Eha said...

Love the simple salad with such attitude and good looks! A new jar of tahini needed and off we shall go :) ! Grinned at your example of Mexican humour also . . .

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I love beet slaw! I just bought some to put in a cauliflaw-yum! And do you know that purple veggies are often neglected diet wise? I've been told that by a nutritionist!

Joan Nova said...

Lots of colors, lots of flavor -- my kind of salad!

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Your slaw will brighten anyones day.