Tom's Indian Salad

Tom’s Indian Salad

Ingredients:

• 1 cups green or red cabbage, finely chopped

• ½ cup grated carrot

• 3 cups cucumbers, chopped

• 1 cup fresh grated coconut

• ½ cup peanuts

• ½ currants or raisins

• 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

• ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

• 1 stalk of celery, chopped

• 1-2 inch piece of ginger, minced

The sauce:

• 2 large dates, soaked, pitted and mashed

• 1½ teaspoon cumin seeds, ground

• 2 tablespoon flax seed oil, or whatever oil you’d like

• 1 teaspoon brown mustard seed, ground

• ¼ teaspoon turmeric

• 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, ground

• 3 tablespoon lime juice (1-2 limes)

• a pinch of asafoetida (optional)

• ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

1. Powder the spices in a mortar or coffee grinder.

2. To make the sauce: mix the mashed date, salt, spices, oil, and lime juice in a bowl.

3. Mix the cabbage, tomatoes, jalapeños, and coconut together in a bowl.

4. Add the sauce to the cabbage mixture and toss.

5. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

n.b. add the peanuts and currants just before serving else they will become soft.