Rich mayonnaise or oily vinaigrettes often make coleslaws heavy. But this light Japanese-style coleslaw, made with the aromatic shiso leaf, needs only one teaspoon of oil.
Nappa cabbage, green onions and rice vinegar boost the slaw’s flavor too. And if you pour the dressing over the vegetables just before serving, the slaw stays crisp.
Shiso leaves, sometimes used in sushi, might be called perilla in Japanese and Asian markets. Cover the leaves with plastic wrap and refrigerate for best results.