Super Simple Slaw
A side of slaw makes a perfect picnic partner for sandwiches. This slaw recipe, developed by former PCC Nutrition Education Manager Goldie Caughlan, can be dressed up with fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and more, depending on your taste. Try the different variations indicated below.
Goldies basic slaw combination
- 3 cups shredded cabbage Add to list
- 1 cup finely grated carrots Add to list
- 1 medium orange, peeled, seeded, diced Add to list
Whisk dressing ingredients together and toss with vegetables and fruit.
Grated or diced cabbage family vegetables, for example:
1 cup shredded nappa cabbage
1/2 cup peeled broccoli stalks, grated
1/2 cup chopped arugula leaves
1/2 cup finely minced raw curly kale
1/4 cup grated rutabaga
1/4 cup finely minced mustard greens
1 cup shredded savoy cabbage
1/2 cup minced watercress
1/2 cup grated red cabbage
1/2 cup crosscut stalks of bok choy
In place of carrots
Use peeled, grated raw pumpkin or winter squash in place of carrots.
In place of oranges
Use other fruits in place of oranges, like pineapple bits, kiwi slices, ripe mango, papaya, nectarine chunks or diced, unpeeled apples.
In place of plain yogurt, use vanilla-flavored and add a pinch of cardamom powder.
For a non-dairy dressing, use 1 cup silken soft tofu in blender (with or without the suggested mayonnaise), plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/4 cup concentrated apple juice or 1 to 2 tablespoons honey, agave nectar, or other sweetener.
Recipe by, former PCC Nutrition Education Manager
Source: Sound Consumer April 2005
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