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Simple Cooking - Ginger/Sesame Slaw

By Anthony Todd in Food on Apr 2, 2010 6:40PM

Cabbage.jpg Sometimes, we want to cook a side vegetable and a salad, but we don't really want to do the work of either. Face it, all of us are sometimes lazy in the kitchen - the key is having a couple of great, quick recipes so that you can be lazy AND well-fed!

This slaw takes about 5 minutes to assemble, includes ingredients that store well, and is tasty beyond all reason. It tastes great immediately after you mix it, but it's even better if you let it sit for a night - just be sure to drain it first, as the cabbage will release some water.

Ginger/Sesame Slaw
Adapted from a recipe by Laurie Colwin

1 head of green cabbage
3 tbsp sesame oil
1 lemon
2 tbsp powdered ginger

Quarter and core the cabbage, and shred it for slaw - cut it into 1/4 inch wide slices and separate the leaves. Put the cabbage in a very large bowl. Juice the lemon into the bowl, add the sesame oil and ginger, salt generously and toss to coat.

Taste it! If you want more ginger or sesame, add more.