in her 2018 book, Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul. Claiborne writes about the African roots of soul food, as well as its traditional reliance on a variety of leafy greens, root vegetables, and a variety of grains. We adapted this recipe from her blog, also called Sweet Potato Soul.
Photo from sweetpotatosoul.com
For the shopping list
Head of a small Red Cabbage, thinly sliced into long ribbons
Large Carrot, peeled into ribbons that resemble fettuccine noodles
Ginger, peeled and diced
Habanero or Jalepeño, minced
From the kitchen
Slice the cabbage as thinly as possible, and use a swivel peeler to cut the carrot into thin ribbons. Combine the cut vegetables in a large bowl.
Chop the cucumber, ginger, and habanero or jalepeño into small pieces, and a put them in a blender with the miso, olive oil, and water. Blend until smooth, adding a little more water if it seems too thick for dressing.
Add the dressing to the cabbage and carrots, and toss well. Cut the mango into bite-sized pieces and toss to combine. Taste and add salt if needed.
Cover the bowl and let sit for at least 20 minutes before serving.