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Naturally Sweet Cole Slaw Vegetable Salad Recipe

Updated on February 14, 2015
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.

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Get Your Greens!!!

5 stars from 1 rating of Naturally Sweet Cole Slaw Vegetable Salad Recipe
  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 15 min
  • Yields: 3 - 4 persons

Ingredients

  • 1/8 Cabbage, (medium)
  • 1/8 Green Sweet Pepper, (large)
  • 1 Carrot, (medium)
  • 1 handful Raisins
  • 1/4 Cucumber, (medium)
  • 1 Tomato, (small)
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice, (to keep vegetables fresh)

Surprising Benefits from Your Green Vegetables

In her article titled 'Embracing All Things Green' on Oprah.com, Aine McAteer highlights so many benefits of green vegetables that I am anxious to share with you my cole slaw (vegetable salad) recipe with three (3) green vegetables - Cabbage, Cucumber & Green Sweet Pepper - that I whip up on a regular basis.

Some of those health benefits of green vegetables that she pointed out include ridding your body of toxins, helping ...the blood to deliver oxygen to all the cells of the body... [and providing you with a host of]...vital nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamins, including vitamins C, K, E and B".

I have also included a natural sweetener, raisins, which eliminates the need to add any kind of sugar or artificial sweetener to your salad dressing.

This salad is really simple to make and goes well with any rice, macaroni, or root crop dishes and pies (such as Irish or sweet potatoes, yams, dasheen).

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Instructions

  1. Wash all vegetables thoroughly in a bowl of water and salt.
  2. Cut the cabbage into thin strips with a knife. Scrape the thin outer film on the carrot, wash and grate on the shredding side of your grater.
  3. Add 1 handful of raisins to the mix.Mix the mustard, mayonnaise and lemon juice together into a sauce/salad dressing.
  4. Add in the mustard-mayonnaise sauce (or a sauce/salad dressing of your choice) Mix together all of the ingredients well and lay aside.
  5. Slice the cucumber into even slices (about 1/3 of a millimeter thick)
  6. Line a dish of your choice with the cucumber slices. Slice the tomato into even 1/3 millimeter slices and line them on top of the cucumber slices.
  7. Spoon the cole slaw into the middle of the dish.
  8. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill.
  9. Serve and enjoy along with your favourite main dish!
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      Heidi Vincent 2 years ago from GRENADA

      Enjoy it when you do try it, notsuperstitious, with some asparagus to the side (smile). Have a blessed weekend!

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      Edith Rose 2 years ago from Canada

      Definitely going to try this coleslaw recipe. My favorite green vegetable is asparagus.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      You're welcome mbgphoto! Great to see you here. Thanks for visiting and have a very blessed week!

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      Mary Beth Granger 3 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      This sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Brite-Ideas: Thanks for the visit, like and pin, Brite-Ideas! Have a wonderful Sunday and a very blessed week ahead!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      this sounds so good, pinned to my food board :)

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Diana Wenzel: Glad you liked it RenaissanceWoman2010! Do enjoy when you try it. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the rest of you Saturday and have a blessed week ahead!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @GrammieOlivia: Thanks for sharing your favourite greens with us, grammieo. I love them both also. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the rest of you Saturday and have a blessed week ahead!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @smine27: Thanks smine27! This salad tastes really great with the raisins. Do try it. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the rest of you Saturday and have a blessed week ahead!

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Oh, this recipe really appeals to me. Can't wait to try it. Thanks!

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      GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

      Broccoli, happens to be just one of my favorites, but in summer cucumbers take the cake!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Oh I love how the raisins are used as a natural sweetener. Must try this.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @georgepmoola2: Oh, thank you, georgepmoola! It's one of my simple favourites. Thanks for visiting and have and continue to enjoy your week.

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      This sounds great for spring and summer. I love how this could be made straight out of the garden for the most part. Awesome!My personal fave green vegetable is green tomatoes. Yum!

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      georgepmoola2 3 years ago

      This looks dead scrummy!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Rhonda Lytle: You know for some reason poetvix I just can't wrap my head around green tomatoes :) Anytime I think tomatoes, I think red. I've been brainwashed? :) Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @AcornOakForest: I prefer spinach :) Thanks, KampSeagull. Have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @AlleyCatLane: I love beans, AlleyCatLane! Have a blessed week.

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      Monica Lobenstein 3 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      Tied between asparagus and spinach. This sounds like a delcious recipe (except the green pepper, which I would have to replace with something less strongly flavored). I like the idea of the raisins for sweetening though!

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      AlleyCatLane 3 years ago

      Green beans, especially the Italian ones or the skinny little verts.