Cabbage and Chard Slaw with Orange-Tahini Dressing

Nourish Restaurant in Sequim, WANourish, Sequim’s new garden-to-plate restaurant and gathering place, is featuring a series of meals created using items from Nash’s farm share boxes each week. Here is a colorful, crunchy salad that appeals to your eyes as well as your taste.

Zest of 1 orange
2 tablespoons olive oil (preferably extra-virgin)
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons tahini

1/2 small head cabbage, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
1 cup thinly sliced Swiss chard leaves
2 large carrots, grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

red cabbage and green cabbage at farmer's market

Red cabbage, orange carrots, and green parsley make a brightly colored salad.

In a small bowl, combine the orange zest, olive oil, salt, orange juice, water and tahini. Whisk together until thick and very smooth. Set aside.

Combine the cabbage, chard, carrots, scallions and parsley in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and stir well to combine and coat the vegetables with the dressing.

Makes 4-6 servings.

We thank Messy Apron for this recipe.