Easy, healthy summer side dish

June 1, 2012

It’s not even mid-June and the weather’s already getting a bit steamy. Too steamy, if you ask me, and way too early for it. Time to start thinking about light, refreshing summer side dishes that don’t involve mayonnaise, sugar or some other kind of bad stuff.

I was browsing the fresh vegetables at Whole Paycheck the other day and came across a shredded raw organic broccoli and carrot slaw mix. Nothing else in the package, just the raw vegetables.

Hmm, I thought, that would make an interesting slaw.

As it happened, I’d recently gone with a friend to a presentation by a cancer nutritionist and therapeutic chef. We’d tasted a super-slaw recipe that had a delicious tangy dressing.  A tasty dressing that might go well with these raw vegetables.

I had most of the ingredients in my pantry:

3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
2 tsp honey
1Tbsp white miso or coconut aminos. I used aminos.
1/4 cup olive oil, organic, cold pressed.

I whisked the ingredients around in a measuring cup and poured the dressing over the slaw. Tossed it. Could it be any easier?

It was my main course at lunch that day and it was yummy. The apple cider vinegar and dijon provided a nice zing. The veggies had a satisfying crunch. All very healthy, too, and my husband, who hates anything that smacks of “health food” loved it.

You can make a similar slaw with other ingredients, as well.  Here are the original recipe ingredients for Marsha’s* Super Slaw:

1 apple, chopped
1 carrot, shredded
1 small turnip, shredded or cut into sticks
1/2 green cabbage head, shredded
1/2 bunch kale, chopped or shredded
1/2 bunch arugula, chopped or shreded
1/2 tsp caraway seeds
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds

Garnish with 1/4 cup broccoli sprouts and 1/8 tsp duise.

Perfect and cancer-fighting to boot.  Enjoy!

*Marsha is a therapeutic chef who works with cancer patients. No, I don’t have cancer, that I know of.  But if you do, you might consider talking to a nutritionist who specializes in cancer-fighting nutrition.If you live in the San Jose, CA area you might want to look into the sponsor of our seminar, Good Samaritan Hospital’s Cancer CAREpoint. It has some excellent programs.

3 comments on “Easy, healthy summer side dish
  1. Hi Carol,
    With delectable dressing ingredients like these who can resist this salad. I am delighted that you shared your healthy and delicious slaw recipe recipe with us on the Plant-based Potluck Party. I appreciate it and I’m so glad you are partying with us. I’m pinning and sharing this!

  2. Courtney says:

    Yum! This sounds delicious!

  3. I love the ingredients in your tasty slaw dressing. I also like to use coconut aminos. Thank you for sharing this healthy summer slaw recipe with us at the Plant-based Potluck Party. I’m pinning and sharing.

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