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Tasty Slaw

Tasty Slaw


chop veggies for Mexican slaw

Here’s a tasty slaw recipe that should be in regular rotation in your recipe file.  I don’t think there’s evidence that cabbage is actually habit-forming but you may have a hankering to eat this several days in a row so don’t be afraid to make a big batch.  It’s easy (if you don’t want to chop all the veggies, just purchase some pre-chopped cabbage) and economical.  If that’s not enough, it’s super delicious and very healthy – all good reasons to try it today.

How Nutritious is this Tasty Slaw?

  • Cruciferous vegetables (including cabbage) are one of the healthiest food groups.  Pepper and carrots increase the level of phytonutrients.
  • It’s high in fiber and low in fat and calories.
  • A tangy vinaigrette with  olive oil and fresh lime juice = robust flavor without too much fat.

Ingredients for Tasty Slaw

  • Green and Red Cabbage (I used a total of 1 small head of cabbage.  You can use just green or red, but the combination is nice and it’s pretty!)
  • 1-2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced or julienned
  • 1 pepper (green, red, orange or yellow – your preference, diced or julienned
  • 3-4 scallions, thinly sliced on diagonal (or thinly sliced red onion)
  • handful fresh chopped cilantro (mint is also nice)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • vinaigrette to taste (recipe follows)

Method for Tasty Slaw

  • Prepare all vegetables and toss together in a large container.  Add cilantro or other fresh herbs.

combine veggies with vinaigrette

  • Season with salt & pepper + vinaigrette to taste.
  • Cover tightly and refrigerate until you’re ready to eat! YUMMY.

Ingredients for Vinaigrette

assemble vinaigrette ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic (or red wine vinegar if you prefer)
  • juice of 1 fresh lime
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey (to taste)
  • Olive oil

Method for Vinaigrette

  • Measure the vinegar, lime juice and honey in 1 cup measure
  • Add olive oil to fill to about 3/4 cup.

measure vinaigrette ingredients

  • Whisk together or place in container with lid and shake.

To finish, add 1/3 to 1/2 of the vinaigrette to slaw, combine well.  Season to taste with salt & pepper and additional vinaigrette until it taste good!

Note:  Cruciferous vegetables are very healthy, however they may be problematic for people who suffer from IBS.


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