Detox slaw

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Author Notes: Healthy salad for guilt free indulgence. Adapted from mynewroots. I love this slaw because it's dressing maintains the creaminess without having any of those ingredients. A dressing of olive oil, lemon juice and tahini. This is perfect for those days when you have leftover cabbage. It makes a lot and costs almost nothing.ami@naivecookcooks

Serves 2


  • 1.5 cups purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1.25 cups green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1/8 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds, toasted


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup or honey or agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  1. In a big bowl, mix all the vegetables together.
  2. Mix the dressing ingredients together in another small bowl and stir till you get a uniform paste. Add more water if needed to achieve the desired consistency.
  3. In a hot skillet, add sesame seeds and toast them till they start jumping out of the skillet.
  4. Pour dressing over the vegetables. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and serve.

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4 months ago Brigitte Bower

Just made this for a pot luck at the beach and it was a huge hit. I had some hazelnut oil left that needed to be used and it tasted great in this fine dressing. Thanks for sharing.


4 months ago ami@naivecookcooks

Aww thanks Brigitte!! So glad you enjoyed this! You can also check out my blog for more delicious recipes!


10 months ago Jill Wieczorek

I added white balsamic vinegar instead of water (same amount as tahini). Turned out great!!! Nice acidic balance to the creaminess of the tahini.


4 months ago ami@naivecookcooks

Thanks Jill for enjoying this slaw!! You can also check out my blog for more recipes!


over 2 years ago ami@naivecookcooks

Let me know how it turns out! Happy eating!


over 2 years ago susan g

Tahini on slaw -- sounds delicious!