The Asian pack has always been one of my favorites! I love to make up large batches of egg rolls and wontons ( some fried and some raw to use for wonton soup) and stock my freezer. Who doesn’t love a wok full of colorful stir fry?
Today with the temperature hovering in the mid 90’s, I just couldn’t bear to heat of the house so decided to try a slaw instead. As I started looking in the refrigerator for inspiration it dawned on me, why not just use the same veggies I would for a stir fry, napa cabbage, bok choy (stalks and greens), celery, carrots, green onions, broccoli, red peppers, mangos and cucumber (okay, cucumber isn’t normally a stir fry veggies but it is a great addition to a slaw and it was sitting there in the crisper staring at me!).
You can get creative with other veggies, fruits and pantry items you might have on hand; such as sugar snap peas, cauliflower, green or colored peppers, edamame, pineapple, green apple, sliced almonds, peanuts, crunchy ramen or chow mien noodles or even some chicken. The dressing is a light but flavorful vinaigrette with that distinct Asian flavor which can only be achieved with toasted sesame oil (be careful as you pour, a little goes a long way!). Hmmm, I wonder how a little coconut cream would taste added into the dressing? Add some fresh basil to the slaw and we have a Thai inspired slaw! When is the next Asian pack available?