This simple and seedy slaw is going to make your day!
I love seeds, so this simple seedy slaw recipe immediately caught my attention. So, I wasn’t shocked at just how much I loved this recipe. It is really simple, especially if you buy shredded carrots and purple cabbage directly. Or of course you can make your own in the food processor or old school it with a box grater. You can take care of that project in no time.
What I love about this recipe is how versatile it is. I am always talking about making changes to recipes and finding lots of ways to use a single recipe, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Use it to compliment a big pot of baked beans, or throw it on top of lettuce greens.
We made a salad that incorporated butter lettuce, roasted sweet potatoes and this slaw. Add a drizzle of balsamic glaze (I buy it already bottled) and you are ready to EAT! My daughter in particular likes this salad, and she just heaps some into a bowl to eat just how it is. It is flavorful and light, and the seeds really bring powerful nutrition to this already super healthy slaw.
It is loaded with cruciferous vegetables, which can be protective against cancer. You can read a good summation from the National Institute of Health here.
Also I wanted to give a shout out to Cookie and Kate, as I love so many of their vegan, whole food recipes! You can check out the original recipe here.
- 2 cups finely shredded purple cabbage
- 2 cups finely chopped raw broccoli
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
- 3/4 cup mixed seeds like sunflower, hemp hearts, sesame and pepitas
- Lemon Dressing:
- 1/4 cup cold pressed olive oil or avocado oil
- 2 to 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, pressed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Combine the cabbage, broccoli, carrots, parsley and seeds in a large bowl.
- Whisk up the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Combine the oil and lemon juice first and whisk. Then add the garlic, cumin and salt and give it another stir.
- Pour the dressing over the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Let it sit a few minutes to marinate and mix flavors. You may also chill an hour before serving.
FInal thoughts on simple seedy slaw
I really love this colorful slaw. It doesn’t have much oil and it really packs flavor and health. It’s great because it will keep for several days in the refrigerator and can be used so many different ways. It is also a wonderful topping for your Perfect Day salad routine.
Would you like to really take charge of your health and enjoy beautiful healthy food with ease, every day? Check out my Perfect Day lifestyle plan to learn more. This lifestyle that I live and teach keeps me healthy and trim and I never count calories or weigh food. I just live and enjoy!!!
Great educational listening!
Finally, there is a great website that brings you the summaries of scientific nutritional studies, and it is led and hosted by a doctor I love and respect, Dr. Michael Greger. He has been doing this for years and has a whole team of volunteers that read medical journals and help him compile important findings that can impact our daily health for our own best practices.
Check out this podcast on cruciferous vegetables, perfect for this recipe and to create a bigger love affair with broccoli! And cabbage and turnips and cauliflower and kale…..You get the picture. Enjoy this short 15 minute listen! And subscribe to the podcast and to his videos to be well educated!