Southwestern Slaw

Mar 6, 2021 | Recipes, Salads

A Message From Our Nutritionist

I’m not a huge fan of creamy coleslaw for several reasons; too many calories due to the mayo and usually too sweet for my liking.  This recipe is light and refreshing and is portable to bring with you on a picnic without fear of it spoiling in the heat.

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: N/A

Portions: 4-6 ppl

Ingredients

  • 5 Cups coleslaw, shredded
  • 1 Cup cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 Cup red peppers, thinly sliced
  • ½ Cup scallions, diced
  • ½ Cup cilantro, minced

Dressing

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey     
  • ¼ Cup lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced 
  • 1 tsp cumin         
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika                
  • ½ tsp sea salt, to taste                                      
  • ¼ tsp pepper, to taste

Directions

*Be sure to wash all produce before use

    1. Whisk together vinaigrette in the bottom of a large salad bowl.
    2. Add all slaw ingredients and toss to combine. 
    3. Cover and let stand 20 mins before serving.

NUTRITIONIST’S TIP:

You can throw this together quickly using bagged coleslaw mix, but I really prefer the flavour of freshly shredded cabbage.  This recipe goes really well with a picnic or a BBQ.  Surprisingly, it can also hold its weight beside the bold flavours of Indian Cuisine due to the influences of cumin and coriander.  It’s a powerhouse of a salad on the nutritional side, so load up your plate.

 

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