Sesame, Hemp and Carrot Slaw & Cookbook Giveaway

When I saw Chef Douglas McNish’s new cookbook, “Eat Raw, Eat Well”, I could not wait to check it out. This huge collection of 400 recipes appeals to newcomers and veterans of the raw food lifestyle. From breakfast to dessert, there is something for everyone and a great deal of information on preparing ingredients, nutrition and raw pantry essentials. I am thrilled to share this recipe for Sesame, Hemp and Carrot Slaw. Douglas says, “This take on classic coleslaw has virtually all the same flavors and textures but is much more nutritious because the healthy fats in the hemp seeds and hemp oil are much better for you than those contained in generic store-bought mayonnaise. This can serve as a crunchy addition on top of a green salad or as a meal on its own.”

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Sesame, Hemp and Carrot Slaw

Prep Times:

30 minutes


Makes 2 main-course or 4 side salads


3 cups shredded carrots 750 mL
1 cup shredded red cabbage 250 mL
1⁄4 cup cold-pressed hemp oil 60 mL
3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 45 mL
(see Tips)
1⁄2 tsp fine sea salt 2 mL
1⁄4 cup chopped parsley leaves 60 mL
3 tbsp sesame seeds 45 mL
3 tbsp raw shelled hemp seeds 45 mL
2 tbsp caraway seeds 30 mL
2 tbsp finely grated lemon zest 30 mL


1. In a bowl, toss together carrots, red cabbage, hemp oil, lemon juice and salt. Set aside for 15 to 20 minutes, until softened.

2. Add parsley, sesame, hemp and caraway seeds and lemon zest and toss well. Taste for seasoning, adding more salt if necessary. Serve immediately.

Variation: You can give this slaw an Asian spin by substituting rice wine vinegar for the lemon juice and sesame oil for the hemp oil. Add a sprinkle of dried dulse flakes.

- Be sure to zest your lemon before juicing. For this quantity of zest you will need 2 to 3 lemons.

- Hemp oil provides omega fatty acids, which your body needs. It has a good balance of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids and also provides omega-9 fatty acids and a small amount of vitamin E.

Recipe Excerpted from Eat Raw, Eat Well by Douglas McNish © 2012 Robert Rose Inc. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.

37 thoughts on “Sesame, Hemp and Carrot Slaw & Cookbook Giveaway”

  1. what a great giveaway! What intrigues me about eating raw is how natural. I feel incredibly different and my insides feel happy and clean when I eat raw food. I honestly think this is more how God intended our bodies to function.

  2. i love the way I *feel* when I eat raw for a few days…. i just don’t feel like I have a big enough repertoire of raw recipes to do it often. would absolutely love the chance to delve into this resource! thanks Allison!!

  3. The raw food movement intrigues me because it is less cooking and has to be faster then waiting for things to bake, boil, and warm up! I would love to win the cookbook to find some great new recipes

  4. I’m intrigued by the challenge of creating healthy and truly satisfying meals without the use of traditional cooking temperatures, and by the unusual ingredients used in raw recipes…hemp seeds, chia seeds, spiralized zucchinis, chopped mushrooms and nuts to make burgers…so many ways to look at different foods with a new, creative potential. As a long-time vegan coming from a meatball and BBQ family, I’m totally drawn to the raw side now. 😉

  5. I used to be on a raw food diet. Short term effects were I didn’t have to eat that much to be content, but I had to eat more often to maintain. I only did this for one summer. When it got cooler, I of course, wanted a hot bowl of something yummy. I highly encourage a raw diet. At least for a summer just so you could say you tried it. My energy levels were off the roof if I remember right. I could do that diet again. It just takes a reorganization of your shopping list, refrigerator/ pantry.

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