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Nov 30, 2008 07:54 PM

Tahini Cole Slaw Dressing??

Looking for a creamy dressing for cole slaw. Tired of mayo. Has anyone tried tahini?

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  1. i'm not getting a great feeling from that combo.

    although sesame paste with a little toasted sesame oil might be interesting. (i'm thinking that stir fried cabbage with a little sesame oil and rice wine vinegar is good...)

    1. I was watching a show called Diners, Drive-ins and Drives and the host visited a restaurant where the chef made a red cabbage slaw with tahini. It starts around the 5:10 mark. It looks pretty good but there are no measurements.

      red cabbage
      red peppers
      green peppers

      lemon juice
      salt and pepper

        1. I made one with yogurt the other day that was pretty good - a bit of tahini along with it might be tasty, especially if you went with cumin/coriander/other middle eastern type spices.

          1. I often make coleslaw with a tahini dressing. Use this as a jumping-off point:

            1/4 cup tahini
            1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
            2 tablespoons olive oil
            2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
            1 tablespoon sugar or honey
            2 garlic cloves, minced
            juice and zest of one lemon
            salt and pepper to taste

            It's all about adjusting it to suit your tastes. I prefer mine to be a little bit sour, so I add more vinegar. Just keep adjusting things until you get the right consistency. It's sooo good! You could also substitute soy sauce for the salt, which gives it a really great flavor.