I have a food crush on this slaw!! sooo pretty! Definitely a more edgy version of slaw, starring some not so familiar ingredients such as fennel bulbs, watermelon radishes, green cauliflower & shallots; all shaved very thinly on a vegetable mandolin and tossed in a creamy tangy tahini miso lemony dressing... have i mentioned I'm in love with this recipe?!! ;)
If you are unfamiliar with with watermelon radishes, i hear ya! I only discovered them 2 years ago while staying at a resort on vacation, they served this beautiful veggie raw. I went to whole foods and looked around, i had to ask someone to help me find them, because from the outside they hide all that gorgeous watermelon color, they just look pale green to cream. They are wonderfully crisp, and have a milder flavor then regular radish with just a hint of pepperiness.
Fennel is a very popular veggie in the middle east, it has a very crisp texture and a very refreshing mild anise/licorice type flavor, it is traditionally valued as a digestive, and is very high in vitamin C.
difficulty level: very very easy
equipment needed: vegetable slicer mandolin
prep + make time: 10 minutes and done!
what you need:
- 1/2 small head green cauliflower. you can use purple or white, it will just change the presentation; shaved thinly (thinnest setting on mandolin, less then 1/8 inch)
- 5 small fennel bulbs, tops discarded, fronds reserved, you may need to discard the top most layer. each bulb cut in half lengthwise, then shaved thinly (thinnest setting) on a mandolin width-wise.
- 2 watermelon radishes peeled, cut in half lengthwise, shaved on thinnest setting.
- 3 green onions very finely chopped into rounds
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
- optional: 1 tbsp fresh mint finely chopped, this adds a very refreshing bright flavor
Here is my recipe for tahini miso dressing: Tahini Miso dressing
a wonderful low calorie creamy dressing, full of flavor and only takes 5 minutes to prep.
you will need about a 1/4 to 1/2 cup of dressing for this slaw depending on your preference.
you can substitute the fresh garlic in the dressing recipe with 1/4 tsp garlic powder, and you can add an extra tbsp of lemon juice if you prefer you slaw to be more on the tangy side
what to do:
place all slaw ingredients in a large tupperware, mix well with hands, add 1/4 cup tahni miso dressing, mix well, taste and add more as needed.
Flavor will enhance the longer this slaw sits in the fridge.
Amazing refreshing raw veggie goodness!! #nomnomnom