Asian Coleslaw with Miso-Ginger Dressing

This recipe makes twice as much dressing as you will need for the coleslaw. Keep the extra on hand for tossing with rice noodle salads, serving as a dip for crudités or spooning over broiled or sautéed fish.

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  • Servings: 6 to 8

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  • 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons white (shiro) miso
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 3/4 cup grapeseed or vegetable oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 small green cabbage, shredded (4 cups)
  • 1/2 small red cabbage, shredded (4 cups)
  • 4 medium carrots, shredded
  • 4 radishes, shredded
  • 3 large scallions, white and light green parts only, julienned

How to make this recipe

  1. In a food processor, combine the rice vinegar, miso, mayonnaise, lemon juice, ginger and sugar and process until completely smooth. With the machine on, add the grapeseed oil in a slow and steady stream. Season the dressing with salt and pepper. Pour 1/2 cup of the dressing into a large bowl and refrigerate the rest for another use.

  2. Add the green and red cabbage, carrots, radishes and scallions to the bowl and toss to coat thoroughly with the dressing. Serve slightly chilled or at room temperature.

Make Ahead

The dressing can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Contributed By Photo © Hector Sanchez Published July 2004

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