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Angry Tomato Chef/Owner David Truman’s Asian Kale Slaw Is a Perfect Cookout Side Dish

Food has been David Truman’s passion for as long as he can remember. As a child, he watched his grandmother preserve fruits and vegetables, but it took him many years to discover the importance of using fresh, local ingredients.

Once he started struggling with health issues, David knew he needed to change his diet, and that led to the creation of his own health-conscious restaurant.

David opened Angry Tomato in June 2014, and the family-owned business serves delicious salads, sandwiches, wraps and more.

“My goal is to create healthy food using the highest-quality local ingredients,” David says. “We strive to make nutritious meals that people really love to eat.”

Asian Kale Slaw


2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon honey

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

½ teaspoon sesame oil

Salt and pepper

3 cups shredded kale

¼ cup red cabbage

¼ cup matchstick-sized sliced carrots

2 tablespoons sunflower seeds

2 tablespoons fresh parsley


In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, Dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, sesame oil, and salt and pepper until smooth. Toss kale, cabbage, carrots, sunflower seeds and parsley into the mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Serve.

Tip: Add 1 cup of cubed chicken breast or tofu and 1 cup of Mandarin oranges for a quick, hearty dinner salad.

Angry Tomato, 3512 Del Prado Blvd., Suite 111, Cape Coral, Florida, 239.205.8094, AngryTomato.info.

David’s grandmother, Dolly Truman, commutes from Bonita Springs to work at Angry Tomato every day.