Super Slaw – Winter Coleslaw with Apples and Dried Superfruits

Coleslaw is one of our favorite salads to enjoy. It’s not just for summertime, picnics and the beach. Winter slaws include apples, or can also use citrus. This time we enjoyed the slaw with apples and many dried berries.

Ingredients:

for the salad:

  • 4 cups green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 2 organic apples, cored and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 6 ounces dried super fruits (blueberries, aronia berries, cranberries, cherries, raisins, goji berries, blackcurrants)
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds

for the dressing:

  • ½-¾ cups non-dairy yogurt
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • splash lemon juice
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons elderflower syrup (or other vegan sweetener)
  • ½ tablespoon poppy-seeds
  • pinch cinnamon (optional)
  • garnished with Aztec sweet herb

Directions:

  1. Shred the green cabbage and place in a large bowl.
  2. Peel and grate the carrots
  3. Chop the apples and gently mix into the sale.
  4. Add the medley of dried berries and toss again to mix.
  5. Mix the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. If you like a thicker dressing add more non-dairy yogurt, if you prefer it more thin, add a bit more orange juice.
  6. Our the dressing over the coleslaw and mix well. It is best eaten right away. If you are taking the salad to a party, it is best to wait with the dressing until shortly before serving.
  7. We garnished the salad with a few leaves of the Aztec sweet herb Phyla scaberrima. We have it over-wintering on our windowsill. Any mint leaves would also be nice as garnish.

Notes:

We are fortunate to have elderberry bushes. One can harvest the flowers (also very healthy) as well as the berries. The flowers make a very flavorful syrup very easily so we have that on hand through the winter months.