Slaw with Probiotic Miso Tahini Dressing

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A fresh crunchy Slaw with Probiotic Miso Tahini Dressing. Full of beneficial bacteria and bursting with flavour.

Plate of purple coloured slaw and fresh herbs with a tahini dressing on the side

I know, there ain’t much revolutionary about a slaw, but I do think this dressing (well, I guess it’s almost more sauce than dressing) is rather special.

It takes just a minute to whip up and is packed full of flavour and nutrients. We have the sweet yet salty white miso, paired with tahini, sesame oil, lemon, ginger and chilli. Yep, wowsers.

Nutritional highlights:

  • Miso is a fermented food, and contains beneficial bacteria that support gut and immune health. The lighter the miso, the sweeter and more mild the taste, whereas the darker the miso, the richer and ‘meatier’ it becomes
  • Tahini is one of the top plant-based sources of calcium, and in fact is far richer in calcium per 100g than milk
  • Sesame oil is used in Ayurvedic traditions to lubricate dryness, and is used as a massage oil for this reason
  • Ginger provides anti-inflammatory compounds and is calming to the gut
  • Chilli promotes circulation

Dinner spread featuring healthy slaw with a side of creamy miso tahini dressingClose up of sweet and creamy miso tahini dressing in a side bowl

I often make a batch of this to use as a dipping sauce for my roast vege. Enjoy!

Slaw with Probiotic Miso Tahini Dressing
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Slaw with Probiotic Miso Tahini Dressing

Slaw with Probiotic Miso Tahini Dressing.
Serves 2, sauce yields about ¾ cup.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad with dressing
Cuisine: Plant-based
Servings: 2
Calories: 247kcal



  • ¼ red cabbage
  • ¼ green savoy cabbage
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • ½ large red onion
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves


  • 2 tablespoons white miso
  • 2 tablespoons tahini choose hulled for a creamier taste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons Manuka honey or pure maple syrup
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 heaped tablespoon freshly grated ginger I say, the more the merrier
  • Pinch of chilli flakes


  • Use a mandolin to make quick work of shredding the cabbage, fennel and onion. Add to a large bowl.
  • To make the dressing, blend all ingredients till smooth – you might like to soften the tahini and honey first.
  • To serve, drizzle the dressing over the slaw or fold a few tablespoons through. You’ll have enough dressing to last you a few meals. Add fresh mint leaves to finish.


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 474mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 150% | Calcium: 18% | Iron: 15%
Nutrition Facts
Slaw with Probiotic Miso Tahini Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 474mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 16g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin C 150%
Calcium 18%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Dinner table with a heaped serving plate of fresh slaw and creamy miso tahini dressing ready to serve


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Hi I’m Lauren, practising Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist, and essential oils educator in Auckland, New Zealand. I’m incredibly passionate about food as medicine, and helping people connect with the healing power of Nature. I’ve been sharing my recipes and health articles here since 2012.

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