LUCY BURDETTE: A while ago I downloaded a cookbook onto my iPad called Mindfull: Over 100 Delicious Recipes for Better Brain Health. I paged through it and marked some recipes and then put it aside. Later, I could not remember where I'd seen a certain cole slaw recipe, because I very rarely use what's on the iPad to cook. (Obviously, I need to eat more things from Mindfull LOL!)
This is a version of that recipe, adapted for low-sodium eaters. I wondered if I might have enjoyed cilantro more than the mint that was suggested in the cookbook, so you can take your pick. We also had a small bag of key limes, given to us as a going-away treat by our Key West neighbors, so I used those instead of regular limes. Either would work. You can also choose what kind of sprouts to use--I found some beautiful radish sprouts that added an extra zip.
Ingredients for the sauce:
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 to 4 green onions, washed and sliced
2 to 3 cloves garlic
1 inch fresh ginger, chopped
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons ketchup (no salt if needed)
3 tablespoons unsalted peanut butter
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot chili sauce
For the slaw:
One half head cabbage, finely sliced
Two grated carrots
2 to 3 chopped scallions
two key limes or one regular, juiced
1/2 red pepper, julienned
1 cup radish sprouts
1/4 cup chopped mint leaves or cilantro
Prepare all the vegetables and mix them in a large bowl. I have a new Breville food processor that I bought to replace my dead Cuisinart and lack of Kitchenaid mixer so this was amazingly fast.
Meanwhile sauté the green onions, garlic and ginger in the oil for 2 to 3 minutes until soft. Add the other ingredients and simmer another few minutes. Let this cool. The sauce will be quite thick.
Before serving add to several tablespoons of sauce to the vegetable slaw and mix thoroughly. Or serve it on the side and let diners add.
Low-sodium adjustments: use no-salt ketchup and unsalted peanut butter. (And ps, I don't prefer cooking from an ipad, unless the page is Mystery Lovers Kitchen!)
The seventh Key West mystery, KILLER TAKEOUT, is on bookshelves everywhere. What about yours?
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