Sprouted Lentil, Cabbage, and Celery Slaw

Slaw made with cabbage, sprouted lentils, celery, and a tangy dressing

Here’s an easy, crunch-filled salad that highlights the crisp texture and grassy flavor of sprouted lentils (see the recipe to make them at home). To keep the salad crisp and refreshing, we salt cabbage for an hour to drain off extra moisture that would otherwise water down the dish. For an intense, savory but bright dressing, we pair toasted sesame oil and fresh lime juice. A dash of fish sauce brings a subtle funk and richness. We even add sliced celery, doubling down on the crunch factor. This slaw is perfect paired with a piece of fish or chicken, or enjoyed on its own for a light lunch.

Sprouted Lentil, Cabbage, and Celery Slaw

Slaw made with cabbage, sprouted lentils, celery, and a tangy dressing
Serves 6
  • 1 small head green cabbage, cored and chopped fine
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup sprouted lentils
  • 2 ribs celery, sliced thin
  • 2 scallions, sliced thin
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, plus extra for serving
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  1. Toss cabbage and salt in colander set over medium bowl. Let stand until wilted, about 45 minutes. Rinse cabbage under cold water, drain, dry well with paper towels, and transfer to large bowl. Add sprouted lentils, celery, scallions, and cilantro to bowl.
  2. Whisk olive oil, sesame oil, lime juice, fish sauce, sesame seeds, and cumin in small bowl until smooth and combined, about 30 seconds. Pour dressing over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Divide slaw into bowls and garnish with extra sesame seeds. Serve.

Nutrition facts:

1 serving 192 calories 4 grams of protein 16 grams of carbohydrates 5 grams of fiber 7 grams of sugar 473 milligrams of sodium 547 milligrams of potassium 15 grams of fat ( 2 grams of saturated fat 8 grams of monounsaturated fat 4 grams of polyunsaturated fat )

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