I never cared much for sushi, to be honest. Never really understood the hype. But it’s growing on me, I have to admit that. In these past 6 months, I’ve eaten more sushi than I have in my entire life. Not that it required much of an effort but still…
I used to think that sushi was something with large amounts of sticky, tasteless rice but now I realize there are so many types of sushi that doesn’t involve any rice at all! And that has lots of taste! I have even made sushi myself – with cauliflower rice of course. I thought that was quite nice too! My son who is a sushi lover didn’t fully agree with me on that one so I’ll have to dedicate some of next year to do better at making homemade sushi.
This is one of the most delicious Asian inspired cabbage salads I’ve ever had! It features practically all my favorite ingredients: Ginger, soy (tamari), chili, sesame and coriander. Combined they’re even more delicious! I mean, what’s not to love?! When you have a lovely dressing, eating large amounts of cabbage becomes so easy.
This sushi salad will be a great side dish for all Asian inspired meals. You can also use it for any types of meals that need some extra loving! Like the days you sit there and almost choke on a dry chicken breast. Yes, we all know those days!
The inspiration for this recipe comes from my assistent Maria. Maria helps me out in the kitchen when we’re shooting photos for my books and apart from being a great help, she has an incredible talent for making tasty vegetable dishes. She recently published her first book and this is where I found this sushi salad.
SERVES 2 PERSONS
- 0,5 cabbage (or pointed cabbage)
- 2 carrots
- 1 red chili
- fresh coriander
SOY DRESSING WITH SESAME AND GINGER
- juice from 2 limes
- 50 ml tamari (gluten free soy)
- 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
- 1 tsp of sesame oil
- 1-2 tsp of yacon sirup (or any other type of sweetener)
- 1 tablespoon of roasted sesame seeds
2. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients for the dressing. Pour some of the dressing into the cabbage salad and combine well. Serve the rest of the dressing on the side.
3. Serve with fresh coriander leaves and some extra sesame seeds.