As someone who tries to remain relatively health conscious throughout my day-to-day routine, I will admit that salty foods are a special vice of mine, especially soy sauce. I’ll douse my stir-fries, marinades, and sushi in the stuff without a second thought. We need a certain amount of salt in our lives in order to survive, but going overboard can have detrimental effects on your health. So goes my great-grandfather’s favourite saying, that ‘everything in moderation’ is the best rule of thumb.
If you’re like me, and are looking for a sly way to cut down on your sodium intake, Naked Coconut Soy Free Seasoning, is an excellent soy-free alternative with 65% less sodium than soy-sauce. This product accommodates the raw, organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free people out there, and still maintains a rich, salty flavour. Try it in salad dressings, sauces, and in your recipes that would normally be calling for soy-sauce. I recommend Naked Coconuts Asian Inspired Raw Coleslaw in particular:
- 2 cups green cabbage, julienne cut
- 2 cups red cabbage, julienne cut
- 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts (used garlic sprouts)
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1 tsp sea salt
- black and white sesame seeds
- 1/2 apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger (pulp)*
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp Naked Coconuts Soy-Free Seasoning Sauce
- 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tbsp Naked Coconuts Coconut Nectar (depending on how sweet you like, you can adjust ratio. Add more honey if you want it sweeter)
- 2 tsp sesame oil
Sprinkle salt onto bowls of cabbage separated by colour (to prevent the green cabbage from turning pink). Massage the salt into the cabbage till it starts to look limp or slightly wilted. The salt helps to release some water from the cabbage (which will be drained out later).
Leave the cabbage for 15 minutes – 3 hours.
Combine all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and mix till combined.
After the cabbage has rested, drain and combine both cabbages, alfalfa sprouts and green onions in a bowl. Pour dressing over top, give it a good toss, sprinkle sesame seeds and enjoy!