Paleo Asian Broccoli Slaw Salad

The Bay Area is currently experiencing a heat wave and I’m absolutely loving it. With temperatures in the 80s it has felt like Summer and the other day I even got a sunburn after sitting outside having coffee with a friend. (Although, I’m not sure if that says more about the heat or for the fact that I’m incredibly pale these days. Clearly I need to re-read my post on sun care and avoiding getting burnt!) As the days are warmer and the nights stay light longer, the last thing I want to do is stand in a hot kitchen which means that something quick to put together and cold is the perfect solution. The other night I created this Paleo Broccoli Slaw salad and it was incredibly delicious! If you are new to broccoli slaw, it is a great alternative to traditional coleslaw as it shares the same crunchy taste but has more health benefits! I know that this is definitely going to be a summer staple at my house and it also would be fantastic to take to a party as it will travel well. Of course, you can add chicken (or tofu if vegetarian and not paleo) to this but I like it as is!

Paleo Asian Broccoli Slaw Salad

Paleo Asian Broccoli Slaw Salad

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of Broccoli Slaw (approx. 12 oz)
  • 2 cups chopped Snow Peas (Snap Peas will also work)
  • 1 Cucumber, de-seeded and chopped
  • 3 Carrots, chopped
  • 3 Green Onions, chopped
  • 1/2 Bunch Cilantro, chopped, putting 2 T. aside
  • 1/2 C. Almonds, chopped
  • 2 T. Sesame Seeds

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/4 C. Olive Oil
  • 1/8 C. Coconut Aminos (or GF Tamari if not strict paleo)
  • 1/8 C. Tahini
  • 1/8 C. Unseasoned Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 T. Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 T. Minced Fresh Ginger
  • 1 Garlic Clove, Minced
  • 1 T. Sriracha (or to taste)
  • Half of Fresh Lime, juiced

Note: I like my salads lightly dressed so I used only 1/4 cup of dressing and had some leftover but people who enjoy more dressing may want their salad coated more thoroughly. 

Directions: 

1. Chop cucumber, carrot, snow peas, green onions, cilantro and almonds.

2. Combine the above, except for the almonds, with the broccoli slaw mixture in a large bowl.

3. Add all dressing ingredients, except for the olive oil, to blender or food processor and blend until combined.

4. On a slow speed, combine olive oil into mixture.

5. Pour salad dressing on salad and toss thoroughly, coating mixture.

6. Add almonds, sesame seeds and garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!

Question:

What’s your favorite warm-weather recipe?

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