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