I’m not a big fan of traditional coleslaw. Call me crazy, but I really don’t get the appeal of raw cabbage swimming in mayonnaise. I tried many different ingredients for cole slaw dressing and finally came up with my own recipe that in my opinion is one of the best.
In my recipe, I use lemon juice, a little honey and generous amount of olive oil. Not only is it healthier, it makes for a light, citrus flavor that tastes delicious.
1/4 small organic red cabbage
1/2 small organic green cabbage
1/2 to 1 organic carrot, shredded
Zest of 1/2 organic lemon
1/4 cup organic lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon raw honey (add more for sweeter slaw)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Optional: (1/4 cup organic shredded broccoli)
- Remove any tough outer leaves from the cabbage.
- Trim the core and any tough stems from the cabbage and thinly slice.
- Add to a bowl with the shredded carrot, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt and black pepper. Toss to combine.
- Serve this right away for more of a salad, or store it in the fridge overnight for a slaw that’s more pickled.
- Makes: 6-8 servings