Asian Pear Slaw

Makes 6 Servings (1 Cup)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 x 12-oz.-package broccoli slaw mix (4 cups)
  • 1 x 15-oz.-can Pacific Northwest Canned Lite Pear halves, drained, cut into 1-in. chunks, reserve juice
  • 1 cup peeled, seeded and diced cucumber
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 x 3-oz. package Ramen noodles, crushed
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 3/4 cup Asian Pear Dressing*
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted black sesame seeds
  • METHOD

    In large bowl toss together broccoli slaw, pear chunks, cucumber dices, carrot shreds, Ramen noodles, scallion and cilantro; mix gently. Stir in Asian Pear Dressing and gently toss to mix. Cover. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally before serving. To Serve: Place 1 cup slaw mixture per serving in a bowl and sprinkle top with 1 tsp. sesame seeds.
    ASIAN PEAR DRESSING (3/4 cup)
    3/4 cup reserved Pacific Northwest Lite Canned Pear juice
    1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
    1/4 cup tahini
    2 Tbsp. pickled ginger, minced
    2 Tbsp. dark sesame oil
    1 Tbsp. soy sauce
    1 Tbsp. pickled ginger juice
    1 tsp. wasabi paste
    1 tsp. Yazoo juice or lemon juice
    Heat Pear juice in a small stainless pan and reduce syrup to 1/4 cup. Cool to room temperature.
    In a stainless bowl, whisk together reduced Pear juice with all remaining ingredients until well blended. Cover. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before using as directed.

    NUTRITION (Per Serving)
    Calories: 257
    Fat: 14g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 354mg
    Carbohydrate: 30g
    Dietary Fiber: 5g
    Protein: 6g
    Potassium: 11% DV
    Iron: 7% DV