Japanese Coleslaw with Sesame Seeds

Michael Kramer uses soy sauce, sesame oil and daikon to give this coleslaw a Japanese accent. Dress it just before serving to keep the vegetables crisp.

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  • Servings: 8


  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
  • 1/4 small red cabbage, finely shredded (2 cups)
  • 1/4 medium napa cabbage, finely shredded (2 cups)
  • 6 carrots, finely julienned (2 cups)
  • 1/4 pound daikon radish, peeled and finely julienned (2 cups)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small skillet, toast the sesame seeds, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the soy sauce, vegetable oil and sesame oil.

  2. In a large bowl, toss the red cabbage with the napa cabbage, carrots and daikon. Add the dressing, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve.

Make Ahead

The vegetables and soy dressing can be refrigerated separately for 2 days.

Contributed By Published June 2001

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