Red Cabbage Apple Creamy Slaw with Oil-Free Poppy Seed Dressing

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Cabbage Apple Creamy Slaw with Oil-Free Poppy Seed Dressing – Healthy, Vegan, Plant-Based, Gluten Free Easy Summer Salad Recipe

Easy |  Servings: 6 |  Ready In: 7 minutes  |  Yield: 5 cups

Fresh citrus, flax seeds, and a touch of honey mustard make a quick, creamy dressing for this light summer slaw.  Sliced apple adds a note of healthy, natural sweetness.  Shred your own red cabbage or a buy a pre-shredded mix for an even easier recipe.  Enjoy this oil-free, plant-based vegan recipe with the Ultimate Portobello Burgers, Chipotle Baked Beans and Miso Roasted Corn on the Cob.

Ingredients

  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 juice orange, juiced
  • 2 tablespoon spicy mustard
  • 3 tablespoons ground flax meal
  • 1 tablespoon Poppy Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 sweet apple (like Fuji, Gala, or Honeycrisp
  • 1 (8-oz) bag shredded red cabbage (3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

How It’s Done:

To make the Oil-Free Poppy Seed Citrus Dressing: In a medium bowl, combine the lime juice, orange juice, mustard, ground flax meal, poppy seeds, and black pepper.  Let sit for about 5 minutes, to allow the flax to “gel” with the juices.

To make the Apple Cabbage Poppy Seed Slaw: While the dressing sets, prepare the other ingredients.  Core and thinly slice the apple.  Chop the parsley.  Once the dressing has set, add the sliced apple, cabbage, carrots, and parsley.  Use your hands to toss well, until thoroughly combined.  Serve immediately.

Yield: 5 cups

Other Cabbages: Swap out the red cabbage for shredded Napa, Savoy, or green cabbage for a simple variation of this healthy, plant-based summer slaw

Chef Katie’s Tips:

Make Ahead: You can make everything in this slaw ahead of time, except for the apple.  The apple will oxidize and turn brown.  You can add 1/2 tsp citric acid to the slaw to prevent browning.  Or simply core and slice the apple just before tossing and serving.

Other Cabbages:  Swap out the red cabbage for shredded Napa, Savoy, or green cabbage for a simple variation of this healthy, plant-based summer slaw

Oil-Free: I’m on a mission to get rid of empty calories, and oil is the most calorie-dense food there is.  This light slaw use a creamy dressing made as ground flax thickens with the juices of fresh fruit.  You can also chia seeds to get the same creamy effect.

It’s Raw: The only ingredient that may not be raw is the mustard.  Most commercial mustards contain ingredients that have been cooked, like preservatives and refined sugar.  You can use a certified “Raw” mustard or simply omit.

 


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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/24 of a recipe (1.3 ounces).
Calories 166.27
Calories From Fat (49%) 81.81

  • Total Fat 15.44g 24%
  • Total Fat 9.78g 15%
  • Saturated Fat 6.19g 31%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 52.8mg 2%
  • Potassium 207.11mg 6%
  • Total Carbohydrates 18.43g 6%
  • Fiber 4.22g 17%
  • Sugar 8.05g
  • Protein 3.67g 7%
  • Calcium 0.68mg <1%
  • Iron 28.23mg 157%
  • Vitamin A 1.23IU <1%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%

Shopping List

  • Frontier Natural Products Poppy Seed
  • Bob’s Red Mill Organic Golden Flaxseed Meal, 16 oz
  • MY LIFE’S HOT BODIES SPICY MUSTARD GLUTEN FREE, VEGAN FRIENDLY 

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