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Sweet Sesame Asian Slaw with Turkey

Prep Time20 minsTotal Time20 mins

Cabbage salads are perfect for entertaining because they can be prepared ahead of time. Next time, prepare double to enjoy for lunch all week long. Hearty salads like this will stay crunchy even when dressed.

 2 tbsp (30 mL) tahini paste
  cup (75 mL) rice wine vinegar
 2 tbsp (30 mL) water
 2 tbsp (30 mL) sugar
 2 tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce
 2 tbsp (30 mL) canola oil
 2 tsp (10 mL) sesame oil
 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced ginger
 1 clove garlic, minced
 1 tsp (5 mL) sriracha hot sauce (optional)
 1 head nappa cabbage, shredded
 1 cup (250 mL) finely shredded purple cabbage
 2 carrots, shredded
 1 ½ cups (375 mL) snow peas, thinly sliced
 ½ red pepper, thinly sliced
 ½ red onion, thinly sliced
 ¼ cup (60 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
 3 cups (750 mL) shredded turkey
 ¼ cup (60 mL) chopped unsalted peanuts
Sesame Dressing:

Whisk the tahini paste with the rice wine vinegar and water until smooth. Add sugar, soy sauce, canola oil, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and hot sauce (if using); whisk until blended.


Toss the nappa cabbage, purple cabbage, carrot, snow peas, red pepper, red onion and cilantro with the dressing. Stir in turkey and peanuts.

Cook's Notes:

Makes 6 servings

Leftover cooked chicken will also taste delicious in this recipe. For an added crunch top this salad with pieces of crispy noodles or toasted cashews