Carrot Cabbage Coleslaw

Carrot and Cabbage Coleslaw

This Carrot and Cabbage Coleslaw is perfect as a side for summer BBQs or picnics. If you like your coleslaw a bit sweeter, opt for the dried cranberries addition. This slaw is delicious as well as nutritious. Let me give you the nutritional highlights.

Cabbage Nutrition:

  • Extremely high in vitamin C which is crucial to a well-running immune system.
  • Rich in vitamin k which is a harder to get vitamin that helps your body absorb vitamin D as well as many other important functions.
  • High levels of powerful antioxidants such as thiocyanates, lutein, zeaxanthin, isothiocyanates, and sulforaphane.
  • Detoxifying (as a result of the above antioxidants).
  • Contains a good amount of fiber which is important in regulating blood sugar and preventing constipation..
  • A good source of folate, B6, B5, manganese, calcium, iron, and magnesium.
  • Raw cabbage contains goitrogens which can hamper thyroid function, so if you have a thyroid condition, don’t “indulge” in raw cabbage every day. 

Carrot Nutrition:

  • Contains a unique fiber that flushes out excess estrogen from our body!! (Since there are estrogen-like hormone disruptors in everything from plastic containers that we put our food in to body products that we slather on our skin, this is important for men and women alike.)
  • The soluble fiber in carrots helps lower blood sugar levels by slowing down the digestion of starch and sugar.
  • Rich in betacarotene which is a precursor to vitamin A. Vitamin A is good for your eyes, your immune system, and your growth and development.
  • Good source of biotin, K1, potassium, and vitamin B6.

Dressing Nutrition:

  • Lacto-fermented (Kombucha/Probiotic) Mayo: The pastured eggs yolks in this mayo contain healthy omega 3 fats, protein, most of the B vitamins and well as vitamins A, E, D, and K as well as important hard to get minerals such as choline and selenium. The avocado oil is full of healthy monounsaturated fats. The kombucha in this lacto-fermented mayo both gives probiotics and beneficial acids as well as preserves the mayo for a longer shelf life. 
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Helpful in managing blood sugar and contains probiotics and beneficial acids. 
  • Raw Honey: Contains 22 amino acids, 27 minerals, and 5,000 enzymes. Go here for an in-depth look at the nutritional benefits of raw honey (which are many!)
  • Dried Cranberries: Are loaded with antioxidants and are a good source of iodine (this is important if you have switched to sea salt over chemical laden iodized salt.) Contain many minerals. Go here to learn more. 

To make Carrot and Cabbage Coleslaw, you will need:

  • One small cabbage, shredded
  • 4 organic carrots, shredded
  • One cup of probiotic mayo (or half a cup probiotic mayo and 1/2 cup homemade yogurt or kefir)
  • 1/4 cup raw ACV
  • 2 Tablespoons Raw Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Optional: Organic dried cranberries (or raisins)

Directions:

  1. First, shred your cabbage and carrots and add to a large bowl.
  2. Next, in a small bowl, mix your mayo (and yogurt if using), ACV, honey, and salt.
  3. Add the dressing to the carrots and cabbage and toss.
  4. Finally, add the cranberries if using.
  5. This is best when it is allowed to set for a few hours to let the flavors meld.

 

Carrot Cabbage Coleslaw
Carrots and Cabbage tossed with a kombucha mayo-based dressing.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. One small cabbage, shredded
  2. 4 organic carrots, shredded
  3. one cup of probiotic mayo (or half a cup probiotic mayo and 1/2 cup homemade yogurt or kefir)
  4. 1/4 cup raw ACV
  5. 2 Tablespoons Raw Honey
  6. 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  7. Optional: Organic dried cranberries (or raisins)
Instructions
  1. First, shred your cabbage and carrots and add to a large bowl.
  2. Next, in a small bowl, mix your mayo (and yogurt if using), ACV, honey, and salt.
  3. Add the dressing to the carrots and cabbage and toss.
  4. Finally, add the raisins or cranberries if using.
  5. This is best when it is allowed to set for a few hours to let the flavors meld.
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 Carrot Cabbage Colelaw

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