Spicy Indian Slaw

Recipe courtesy of Suvir Saran and The Culinary Institute of America

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  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, fresh
  • 1 tablespoon citrus vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chaat masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked peppercorns
  • 18 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno (seeded and veined for less heat), finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, fresh, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves, fresh, finely chopped
  • 1 green cabbage head, halved, cored, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, chopped

Whisk the ginger, lime juice, vinegar, sugar, chaat masala, toasted cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and cracked pepper together in a large bowl.

Add the scallions, jalapenos, tomatoes, cilantro, and mint leaves and toss to combine.

Add the cabbage and toss with your hands, making sure to coat it thoroughly with the other ingredients.

Sprinkle with the peanuts and serve immediately, or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 4 hours, sprinkling with the peanuts just before serving.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 75 ⁄ Protein: 3 g ⁄ Carbohydrate: 12 g ⁄ Fiber: 3.5 g ⁄ Sodium: 205 mg/ Saturated fat: 0.5 g ⁄ Polyunsaturated fat: 0 g ⁄ Monounsaturated fat: 0 g / Trans fat: 0 g ⁄ Cholesterol: 0 mg

Reproduced from the March 2012 Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives conference at The Culinary Institute of America.

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