Inspired by Aida Mollencamp’s Cabbage & Carrot Herbed Slaw on Chowhound, this slaw is refreshingly bright and crunchy. It’s a healthier alternative to mayo-laden slaws, and a perfect accompaniment to burgers or Sloppy Joes. Make it at least an hour or up to a day ahead of time, as the flavor and texture improve as it sits. And feel free to buy the cabbage and carrots already shredded to make life easy — I do.
To make the slaw, simply combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
Then cover the slaw and refrigerate at least one hour or overnight to allow the flavors to marry and the vegetables to soften. Serve cold and enjoy!
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Sweet & Tangy Citrus Slaw
- 6 cups shredded red cabbage
- 3 cups shredded carrots
- 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots, from 1 to 2 shallots
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro (parsley may be substituted)
- Zest and juice from 1 orange (about 1 teaspoon zest and 1/4 cup juice)
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, from 2 limes
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar or honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and toss well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight. Stir well, then taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary (I sometimes add a bit more sugar or honey).
- Per serving (8 servings)
- Calories: 135
- Fat: 9 g
- Saturated fat: 1 g
- Carbohydrates: 13 g
- Sugar: 8 g
- Fiber: 3 g
- Protein: 1 g
- Sodium: 307 mg
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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