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Sweet Potato & Red Cabbage Slaw + Miso Soy Dressing

Sweet Potato & Red Cabbage Slaw + Miso Soy Dressing

April 12, 2018

Your favorite vegetables just got a even more flavorful. First, you prepare your vibrant orange, purple, and green vegetable base. Then, you enhance the flavor with the addition of your Asian-style miso dressing.

  • Yields: 6 servings (7 1/2 cups)
Sweet Potato & Red Cabbage Slaw + Miso Soy Dressing


1Roughly peel the sweet potatoes and slice into small cubes.

2Heat sesame oil in a large skillet and add the sweet potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are starting to brown and are tender, about 12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or spatula, transfer the potatoes to a large bowl, leaving any remaining oil in the skillet.

3Meanwhile, shred the purple cabbage and julienne or shred the carrots.

4Thinly slice the scallions and roughly chop the cilantro and arugula. Add everything to the bowl with the potatoes and toss together with the sesame seeds.

5To make the dressing: in a medium bowl, whisk together the miso paste, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and the remaining sesame oil from cooking the potatoes.

6Toss the dressing with the cabbage slaw and serve with extra sesame seeds on top.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions
Add even more purple to this slaw recipe with purple sweet potatoes! Purple sweet potatoes contain the highest amount of antioxidant activity of all sweet potatoes, due to their high anthocyanin and phenolic content. To increase the amount of protein in this vibrant salad, add cubes of sauteed or baked tofu. For a Thai flare, instead of the sesame seeds, add 1 ounce (1 handful) of toasted peanuts.

Cooking and Serving Tips
Enjoy your leftovers cold the next day, when the potatoes will be a softer texture.

This recipe is also a great side dish to pair with baked salmon. The salad tastes best when consumed within 5 days of preparation.

Source: Very Well Fit - Diabetic Recipes


3 small sweet potatoes or yams

1/4 cup toasted sesame oil

1/2 medium head red cabbage

2 medium carrots

3 small scallions

1 cup cilantro

1 cup arugula

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

1 tablespoon white miso paste

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari

1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

1 small garlic clove, pressed or grated


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 serving (1 1/4 cup each)
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat1g
Total Carbohydrates21g
Dietary Fiber4g

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