Rainbow Sesame Slaw

by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

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

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


  1. In a large bowl, combine all slaw ingredients.
  2. In a glass jar or large measuring cup, combine all dressing ingredients and either shake (if in a covered jar) or whisk until blended.
  3. Pour dressing over slaw and mix well. Let marinate for at least 20 minutes before serving, for best flavor.
  4. Top with diced avocado before serving, if desired.