Sesame Broccoli Slaw and Star Spangled Bento

Star Spangled Bento

I love candied nuts on salad. I decided it would be a fun change to try candied sesame seeds. (It was fun and delicious by the way.) Also, with this salad, you could skip the cabbage and use all broccoli instead.

The bento was very quick and simple. The music notes are the flesh of a white peach and the stars are the skin side of the same peach. This is one of those two minute bentos, but I think it influenced my older daughter toward tasting the salad. She ate most of it.  My younger daughter cried through dinner and refused to try any of the food. Sometimes that happens. (OK, I confess, it happens often. She is very resistant to trying anything.)

Sesame Broccoli Slaw

Sesame Broccoli Slaw Recipe

2 cups shredded Napa cabbage
2 cups broccoli, briefly steamed, still crunchy
1/4-1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 red apple, chopped

1/4 cup toasted sesame tahini
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey or agave
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Salt, to taste

Sesame Candy (Buy it at the store or try this recipe.)


Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl.

Whisk together the dressing ingredients and toss with the salad.

Top with sesame candy.

I am sharing this salad on June 2012′s Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free Season Salads Theme and Wellness Weekend.

9 thoughts on “Sesame Broccoli Slaw and Star Spangled Bento

  1. HI Dawn,

    Wow, so glad I found your site! Thank you for leaving a comment tonight on my broccoli post. This dish is screaming my name. I LOVE cabbage so much. I could eat it everyday (raw or cooked). And I love finding new ways of serving it.

    I am off to explore your blog.

    Have a great weekend

    Be Well,

  2. Quick Question –

    Do you think this is freezer friendly? I am looking for side dishes that I can pull out to go with main proteins!! We have a ton of allergies so I am always grateful to find fun recipes that aren’t laden with dairy, gluten, and soy!! :) I might have to find a certain brand of the tahini but one ingredient to substitute isn’t hard!!

    • Sorry but I don’t think this would work out as a frozen dish. The broccoli would be OK but the cabbage would get “soggy”. Maybe adapted to being just broccoli would be good.

      All of my recipes are free of dairy, gluten and soy both on my blog and in my cookbook- so I think you will enjoy some other recipes too!

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