Asian Pear Slaw

Yield: 12 x 1-cup servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 lb broccoli slaw mix (2 qt)
  • 2 lb. Pacific Northwest Canned Lite Pear halves, drained, cut into 1-in. chunks, reserve juice
  • 2 cups peeled, seeded and diced cucumber
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 4 oz. Ramen noodles, crushed (2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced scallions
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • Asian Pear Dressing*
  • 1/4 cup 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 1 1/2 to 2 cups Asian Pear Dressing* and gently toss to mix. Cover. CCP: Refrigerate below 40°F at least 2 hours before using as directed. Toss several times to mix during chilling period. To Serve: Place 1 cup slaw mixture per serving in a bowl and sprinkle top with 1 tsp. sesame seeds.
    ASIAN PEAR DRESSING (2 cups)
    1 1/2 cups reserved Pacific Northwest Lite Canned Pear juice
    1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
    1/3 cup tahini
    1/4 cup pickled ginger, minced
    2 Tbsp. dark sesame oil
    1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
    2 Tbsp. pickled ginger juice
    1 Tbsp. wasabi paste
    1/4 cup Yazoo juice or lemon juice

    Heat Pear juice in a small stainless pan and reduce syrup by 2/3 to 1/2 cup. Cool to room temperature. In a stainless bowl, whisk together reduced juice with all remaining ingredients until well blended. Cover. Hold at room temperature at least 2 hours before serving or CCP: Refrigerate below 40°F. To serve, remove from refrigeration 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