in the name of slaw.

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if there’s one thing i love about 4th of july, besides fireworks and spiked watermelon, it is the cole slaw. when i was pregnant all that i wanted to eat was cole slaw (and potato chips and saltwater taffy, like a 9 year old girl), it was a freaky crazy strong craving that i had for months. somehow i didn’t get sick of it, i still try to get slaw in on the regular. i love that slaw has become fancy, and is now served alongside spicy meats and on top of tacos. this slaw is a little fancy because it’s made with tahini instead of mayo, which is obviously the bomb if you’re not into mayo or eating eggs or weird bad for you oils. the dressing is creamy and just a tiny bit sweet. you can add in a chopped apple or 1/2 cup raisins to the salad if you want to make it sweeter, but it’s pretty prefect as is. and so, here is one more, in the name of slaw.


  1. for the salad:
    3 cups thinly shredded green & red cabbage (i often use trader joe’s cruciferous crunch)
  2. 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  3. 1/2 cup green onion
  4. 1/4 cup sesame seeds for topping (optional)
  5. for the dressing:
    1/3 cup tahini
  6. 4 tablespoons water
  7. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  8. 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  9. 1/4 – 1/2 tsp sea salt (to taste)


  1. whisk the dressing ingredients together with a fork
  2. toss the veggies with dressing until coated & top with sesame seeds

the end.



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