I’ve never been a fan of coleslaw. The idea of mayo and sugar on cabbage well let’s just say didn’t excite me, but this nourishing coleslaw made me a forever lover of coleslaw!
When I was going to school I waited tables in a little small-town diner. I found myself working in these diners quite a bit, but this one was different. This guy had been to Culinary school and man could he cook! He made a Coleslaw that I would dream about, it was soooo good!
Through the years I’ve become more and more health-conscious, so this recipe was made to be like a side of medicine to my family’s bodies and in my opinion, that’s just what it is.
Nourishing Cole Slaw Benefits
- Cabbage is full of vitamins, c, k, potassium, calcium, and manganese!
- It’s also anti-inflammatory which is great news since inflammation is at the root cause of most every disease.
- Another benefit of cabbage is that it has dietary fiber which helps fight constipation.
- Cabbage is full of antioxidants that can help fight off free radicals.
- Great for women’s health because it can help maintain estrogen balances.
The dressing also has amazing benefits!
- Lemon- Lemon can help with radiant skin, its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, analgesic, oral health, and cancer preventive!
- ACV- Apple Cider Vinegar can help with many things like improve digestion, heart health, aids in heartburn, reduces bloating and much more!
How can I make this recipe my own?
Here are some things you can add or replace to make this recipe suit you!
- Replace the lemon with lime.
- Add in a fresh clove of garlic or two. (I do this if there are any colds in the house.)
- Shred in a fresh carrot.
- If you like your coleslaw sweet you can add in a tablespoon or two of your choice of sweetener.
For other salad recipes check out this Roasted Beet Salad!
- 1 small head of purple or green cabbage shredded
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup braggs apple cider vinegar or more for flavor depending on the size of the cabbage
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp sea salt or pink salt or more to taste.
- 1 tsp black pepper or more to taste.
- On a mandolin or a grater, grate one head of cabbage.
- In a small bowl mix together dressing ingredients.
- Pour over shredded cabbage.
- Mix everything well. Let sit for about 15 min. Then serve.
- If cabbage sits to long the water will release from the cabbage and you will need to add a bit more salt and a splash of vinegar or lemon juice.
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