tahini ginger slaw

Sorry, I forgot to take a photo of the slaw pre-demolition. All I have left is a dirty bowl. Proof that the slaw was indeed delicious. I had been seeing a few coleslaw recipes popping up lately and I decided that I would use up whatever was in my crisper and make one big bowl of salad.

Throwing in the vegetables was easy. If I had it laying about, in in went. But for the dressing I was stumped. I didn’t want to make a vinegar based dressing and a mayo-based one just didn’t excite me. So after a bit of digging around, I found a small nub of fresh ginger and a half empty jar of tahini. I could definitely work with this! And oh boy, this dressing has some kick. The ginger adds a nice bite, the tahini makes it all creamy while the lemon juice adds some much needed sunshine. It was a slaw to be proud of!

I didn’t use up all the dressing…just a tablespoon or so. The remainder of the dressing I covered with plastic wrap and into the fridge it went. But don’t worry, I got some great use out of the remaining dressing. For what? Well, you’ll just have to wait until my next post. So if you make this coleslaw, make sure to save your dressing. I promise another great dinner!

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19 comments to “tahini ginger slaw”

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    CookiePie   February 18, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    That dressing sounds fantastic!! I love tahini and ginger, and the idea of those flavors in a slaw sounds soooo good. Bookmarking this one!

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    VeggieGirl   February 19, 2009 at 5:01 am

    Oooh, yum!!

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    Daily Spud   February 19, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Superb. I got me the makings of that all ready to go in my fridge…

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    Dawn   February 19, 2009 at 6:15 am

    I don’t slaw that has a lot of mayo in it I like variations and this is clearly one that must be tried. wonderful! thanks for sharing this one!

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    Culinary Wannabe   February 19, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Coleslaw – it’s like a summer tease! :)

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    Bijoux   February 19, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Yum-yum! I have tahini and ginger but no cabbage. Oh, I know, I’ll use only carrots! I have two foot longs in my fridge…hmmm, do you suppose that currants might go with this slaw? Well, there’s only one way to find out ;)

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    Miss Kate   February 19, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Mmmm. That sounds like an explosion of sunshine in my mouth. :-)

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    Alisa - Frugal Foodie   February 19, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Yum, I bookmarked this, thanks!

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    bellcurves   February 19, 2009 at 10:40 am

    i love coleslaw! this sounds fantastic, and i’d like to give this a try, as well as experiment with making various kinds of coleslaw. as the weather gets warmer later this spring, i’ll probably want coleslaw more!

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    Hayley   February 19, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    That dressing sounds incredible, I love finding new salad toppers. Thanks for the recipe, and I look forward to your next post!

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    Tonya @ What's On My Plate   February 19, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    The empty bowl is a good sign! I just got a quarter of a red cabbage in my food share box and this might be a good place to use it up!

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    kickpleat   February 20, 2009 at 9:29 am

    the dressing is so great, cookie pie! i wasn’t sure how the ginger/tahini combo would work, but it was perfect.

    indeed, veggiegirl :)

    daily spud, that’s the thing, it’s simple to make and i’m sure most people have the beginnings of this in the fridge!

    dawn, this definitely must be tried.

    haha, it’s actually starting to feel like summer here, culinary!

    definitely give it a try, bijoux, and let me know how it goes!

    miss kate, yes, an explosion of sunshine, for sure :)

    alisa, i hope you enjoy this!

    bellcurves, it’s starting to feel like spring here, so i decided coleslaw would be perfect.

    thanks haley!

    tonya, i used a rather old looking half cabbage myself and it worked perfectly!

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    Bijoux   February 20, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Kickpleat: I tried the tahini dressing with the ginger and it was incredibly good. I added it to shredded carrot with some currants and I really enjoyed the combination of the sweet with the tangy. I’ll be doing a post about it soon on my blog.

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    kickpleat   February 23, 2009 at 12:35 am

    bijoux, glad you enjoyed it :)

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    gemma   February 23, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    This sounds delicious. I have some extra ginger that I have now found a plan for, thanks!

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    kickpleat   March 1, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Enjoy, Gemma!

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    Shaheen   January 14, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    OMG!!! i have been looking for your blog for the past 2 years after it had mysteriously vanished from my bookmarks!! now I’ve found this delicious recipe after longing for it!!! I’ve tried making this dressing by memory and it’s always came close but missed that one ingredient. now that I’ve found your blog I’m going to email, bookmark,hard copy this recipe so I’ll never misplace it again.

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    Robert   March 8, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I made this. The red onion was too sharp for my taste, maybe I should have bathed them in ice water first. And I thought the tahini didn’t come through, but I do like the concept. I think your more recent coleslaw recipes are fantastic.

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