Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Purple Cabbage Slaw with Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette

This slaw is full of crunchy cabbage and apples with a light, sweet/spicy dressing of seasoned rice vinegar, olive oil and a touch of honey and chipotle chiles.  Perfect with barbecue, grilled meat or poultry or as part of a salad dinner....try added to sandwiches, wraps or (my favorite) tacos & burritos.  You can make it early in the day; it holds really well. Sometimes I throw in a small handful of chopped pistachio nuts for protein if I am doing a vegetarian meal but this is not necessary.  

Fast, easy, versatile and very, healthy, the slaw is packed full of nutrients from the cabbage and apples, along with healthy fats and plenty of fiber. Don't you love it when something that tastes delicious is actually good for you?

"Purple and blue fruits and vegetables contain nutrients which include lutein, zeaxanthin, resveratrol, vitamin C, fiber, flavonoids, ellagic acid, and quercetin.  These nutrients support retinal health, lower LDL cholesterol, boost immune system activity, support healthy digestion, improve calcium and other mineral absorption, fight inflammation, reduce tumor growth, act as an anticarcinogens in the digestive tract, and limit the activity of cancer cells. "  ** from Color Wheel of Fruits and Vegetables 

Purple Cabbage Slaw with Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette
3 cups red cabbage, shredded
1 red delicious apple, cored and diced
2 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp honey
1-3 tsp adobo sauce from canned chipotle chilies
pinch sea salt
pinch black pepper
1/4 cup chopped pistachios, optional

Add cabbage and apple to large bowl.  In a jar with tight fitting lid (I use mason jars for my vinaigrette) add vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, honey, adobo sauce, salt and pepper.  Screw on lid and shake vigorously until combined.  Drizzle half of vinaigrette over cabbage mixture.  Stir to combine.  Add more vinaigrette to your liking.  

This slaw keeps in the refrigerator for up to two days.

It is "Coleslaw" week at Food Network's
 #SummerSoiree roundup. Check out the other delicious sounding recipes from my blogger friends. Do you have a favorite coleslaw recipe? Please share in the comments section and/or link to your blog if you have one. 

Feed Me Phoebe: Healthy Broccoli Slaw with Yogurt-Mint Dressing 
The Heritage Cook: Ranch-Flavored Cole Slaw (Gluten-Free)
Weelicious: Grated Vegetable Slaw
Daily*Dishin: Pineapple Jalapeno Coleslaw
Virtually Homemade: Sweet and Spicy Mexican Slaw
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Apple Cider Coleslaw
Red or Green: Purple Cabbage Slaw with Honey/Chipotle Vinaigrette
Devour: Coleslaw Around the World
Sweet Life Bake: Cumin-Lime Coleslaw
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Vegan Coleslaw
Swing Eats: Thai Coleslaw
Taste With The Eyes: Spicy Rainbow Slaw
FN Dish: 4 Tricks for Shredded Slaw Glory


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