Cabbage is not used much around my place so here’s my workaround. It’s refreshing and satisfying.
Fennel, bulb only
Broccoli stalks, peeled
Black sesame seeds (optional)
Using a food processor, grater or mandolin, julienne or grate some combination of these ingredients in a proportion you feel like. Dress the salad for about 10-15 minutes and chill. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds before serving.
Jicama is neutral, carrots add sweetness, fennel crunch and broccoli an earthy flavour.
1 tbsp champagne vinegar or rice wine vinegar
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey (more or less to taste)
1/2 tsp fennel seeds, gently pounded
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Put ingredients in a bowl or jar and shake. Let sit for 10 minutes to combine.