Eat bland, beige foods, and the benefits you get will be about as mediocre and boring as your plate looks. Any nutritionist will tell you: to really rack up the right amount of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients you need, think color—the brighter, the better. And variety is key. Aim for a rainbow! This veggie-packed slaw will help get you closer to that pot of gold at the end: a nourished body and good health.
Rainbow Sesame Slaw
½ head green cabbage, shredded
½ head purple cabbage, shredded
½ red pepper
½ yellow pepper
½ orange pepper
1 organic zucchini, sliced or julienned
2 Tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted
2 Tbsp. slivered almonds, toasted
Optional: 1 avocado, diced
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
¼ cup unsweetened rice vinegar
1 tsp. pure wasabi paste or powder
1 tsp. ginger, shaved or powdered
1 Tbsp. gourmet mustard
3 green onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, diced
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- In a large bowl, combine all slaw ingredients.
- In a glass jar or large measuring cup, combine all dressing ingredients and either shake (if in a covered jar) or whisk until blended.
- Pour dressing over slaw and mix well. Let marinate for at least 20 minutes before serving, for best flavor.
- Top with diced avocado before serving, if desired.