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Cranberry Cole Slaw

cranberry cole slaw

cranberry cole slaw photo by vsimon

Are you craving crunchy freshness right about now? When meltingly tender slow-cooked stews and soups predominate. They are welcome, but sometimes you want some bite-y food. 

And make that simple, quick, healthy, and low cal too, please.

I like this lightly dressed and fat free. But you can easily add oil if you want to increase the calories.

Mix it in a minute, then stash it in the fridge. Some say it is better made ahead, and it does change over time. The dressing magically multiplies, the cranberries swell and soften. Everything turns a pretty pale pink.

We like it all ways, in any stage of the lifecycle. Right away, the next day, and a few days later.  It’s all fresh, all crunchy.

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the fresh close up photo by vsimon

Cranberry Cole Slaw

Yield 6-7 cups  
1 tablespoon honey 15 ml
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 30 ml
14 oz shredded cabbage and carrot blend 700 gm
1 cup dried cranberries 160 gm
1 teaspoon celery seeds 1 gm

Put honey and cider in the bottom of a large bowl, stir until well mixed.

Add everything else and stir to combine.

Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

*Please don’t skip the celery seeds. They add fragrance, flavor, and a bit more crunch. Personally, I don’t think it is possible to make cole slaw without celery seeds.

How do you like cole slaw?

4 Responses to “Cranberry Cole Slaw”

  1. I love the combination of sweet and tartness with this coleslaw. Im making this soon!

  2. I like the addition of cranberry here! Nice tart and sweet; I often add these to my salads for a perk in flavor :)

  3. Chris Walker says:

    Hi Linda,
    This looks lovely…and I really agree with you about the celery seed. I love celery seeds, they add so much flavor to cole slaw, and potato salad, and soups! I look frward to making this nice salad. Thank you for sharing it. Sincerely, Chris

  4. Linda, this looks great! I love cole slaw, but never like all the mayo and some of the non-mayo kinds just don’t cut it. But this looks great! I’ll definitely be testing it out!

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