Saturday, March 5, 2011

Broccoli Slaw with Lemon Hummus Tahini Dressing

This is a healthy twist on the traditional coleslaw.  It makes a great side dish at a bar-b-que (save this one for summertime).  The thick lemon hummus tahini dressing makes a great substitute for mayonnaise used in traditional coleslaw.

  • 6 cups raw broccoli slaw
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup green peas
  • ½ cup fresh fruit (such as blueberries, apples or mangos)
  • ½ cup raw, unsalted walnut pieces
  • ½ cup scallions, diced
  • ½ cup hummus
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 shallot
  • 4 sprigs scallions
  • 1 garlic clove
Toss slaw ingredients with the lemon hummus tahini dressing and serve chilled.

All of the ingredients in this dish are super healthy.  The newest ingredient to my blog is the use of the leek (which peaks in early spring) so I'll focus on why leeks rock.  They contain a good amount of iron, calcium, and Vitamins A and C.  They are closely related to scallions and shallots but tend to be sweeter and more subtle.  

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