Purple Cabbage & Shaved Asparagus Slaw with Cumin-Sesame Dressing

Purple Cabbage & Shaved Asparagus Slaw with Sesame-Cumin Dressing |

An easy recipe for using up that head of purple cabbage! Snow peas, shaved asparagus, garbanzo beans, and toasted sesame seeds round it out and make it a filling meal. A Cumin-sesame dressing pulls it all together!


For the Cumin-Sesame Dressing:

For the slaw:


  1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a bowl or measuring cup and mix well. Set aside.
  2. Prep your vegetables and combine them all in a bowl. Add the garbanzos and pour the dressing over the top. Mix well until all the ingredients are covered with the dressing.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
  4. When just about ready to serve, place the sesame seeds in a small skillet. Turn heat to medium-high and toast, stirring constantly, until they just begin to brown. Remove from the skillet to a small plate.
  5. Serve slaw and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy with a grain on the side.


Asparagus is easier to shave & much less labor intensive when you use the giant asparagus, as shown in the photo above. I used 5 giant stalks.