My Coleslaw: Shaved, Green & Delicious

April 23, 2019
Author Notes

So many ways to eat your greens and this is one of my absolute favourite ways. It combines cabbage and kale and a few other things to deliver flavour and deliciousness. —Kitchen Butterfly

  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Serves 6 or more depending on the accompaniments
  • Salad
  • 2 cups grated/ shaved white cabbage
  • 1/2 cup grated/ shaved red cabbage
  • 1 - 2 sweet, tart apples (Braeburn, Pink Lady), chopped or 1 cup red or green seedless grapes, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup shaved, tender broccoli florets and stems
  • 1/2 cup shaved brussel sprouts
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, julienned
  • 1/4 cup spring onions, chopped (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese (cheddar, asiago, monterey jack etc)
  • 1/4 cup pickled red onions in salt, sugar and lime or white vinegar (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped (or to taste)
  • Optional to top: cranberries or raisins; peanuts or pumpkin seeds;
  • Salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup plain/ natural full fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar or honey
  • 2 teaspoons chilli flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In This Recipe
  1. Salad: combine the cabbage, apples or grapes, broccoli, sprouts, carrots, cucumber and spring onions in a large bowl. Put on a wide platter. Top with cheese, red onions and herbs. Set out the dried fruit and nuts in bowls.
  2. Dressing: Put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine. Alternatively put all ingredients in a jar and shake. Check for seasoning and adjust sweet, salt and spice accordingly You can make this up to a day ahead.

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