Phytonutrient rich Zesty Rainbow Slaw Delight for Picnics
Summer is the best time for bringing in whole ingredients into your picnics. And now with many more interested in creating a diet that is phytonutrient rich, we can celebrate the new season.
Zesty Rainbow Slaw Delight brings so many colors and flavors together that you might not have tried before. I found the using a mandolin to get these vegetables thinly sliced is a key to really enjoying the flavors and reduces the time for making it. Find the one I use on this page RESOURCES.
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Nutritious Dense Zesty Rainbow Slaw Delight
To make this recipe vegan, we’re using a vinaigrette that is rich in flavor and not as calorie dense as the mayonnaise based ones that we may be most familiar with.
This makes the recipe healthier and perfect for those who want to enjoy it with their summer sandwiches and wraps and it adds a dense doses of phytonutrients as well.
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I love to point out here how pink the colors are of the fennel and apple. The color change happens when we add an acid to the red cabbage. The pH shift causes the anthocyanins present to pop out with their purple and violet colors. It is so wonderfully vibrant and immerses the whole dish at the same time.
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Vibrant Summer Cole Slaw Salad
Here are some great facts about the vegetables present in this dish:
Red Cabbage: Red cabbage is packed with nutrients and antioxidants, including vitamins A, C, and K. It is also a good source of dietary fiber and provides anti-inflammatory benefits.
Fennel: Fennel is rich in vitamin C, fiber, and various minerals. It has been known to aid digestion, support heart health, and promote immune function.
Pomegranate: Pomegranate arils are high in antioxidants, particularly polyphenols, which help protect against cellular damage. They also contain vitamins C and K, and dietary fiber.
Granny Smith Apple: Granny Smith apples are known for their high fiber content and vitamin C. They are a great source of antioxidants and may help regulate blood sugar levels.
Sesame Seeds: Sesame seeds are a good source of healthy fats, protein, and dietary fiber. They also contain essential minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium.
Cilantro: Cilantro adds a fresh and vibrant flavor to the slaw. It contains antioxidants and may aid in digestion and detoxification.
Lime or Yuzu Juice: Lime juice is rich in vitamin C and adds a tangy flavor to the vinaigrette. Yuzu juice, a Japanese citrus fruit, has a similar taste profile and can be used as an alternative.
Cumin: Cumin not only adds an earthy and aromatic note but also offers potential health benefits, including aiding digestion and providing iron and other minerals.
Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it’s also perfect for those who are looking for a vegan cole slaw option. By using fresh and seasonal ingredients, this recipe is a guilt-free treat that you can feel good about eating.
Recipe: Zesty Rainbow Slaw Delight
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