This coleslaw is so beautiful and healthy. It is made from red/purple cabbage and orange carrots. For the greatest health benefits, we are told to eat a rainbow of colors in our fruits and vegetables every day. Every color provides different health benefits. The red, purple, and blue colors are especially powerful antioxidants. I love to serve this beautiful salad for the holidays . It's so easy to make, light and healthy, and balances some of the richer heavier food.
I try to include some raw foods at every meal. Raw food is the only food that provides fresh enzymes to help maintain a good digestive system. One of my favorite raw side dishes is this easy colorful coleslaw. ( I use the processor for quick and easy preparation) and make a fresh lemon vinaigrette style dressing
This eye appealing dish is easy to make. Simply use the grater in your food processor and alternate chunks of red cabbage and organic carrots. ( or use a hand grater) Pour into a large bowl, add a lemon and olive oil dressing if desired. ( I happen to like it plain and undressed too)
1/2 large head of red cabbage, cut into processor sized chunks
6 large organic carrots
Using the grating blade of a food processor, process red cabbage chunks
Add organic carrots
Pour into a large bowl and mix.
Dressing ( optional)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/ 2 cup olive oil
Parley, salt, and pepper to taste
Pour over the cabbage slaw if desired and toss well, or eat it plain without dressing. Either way, it is delicious.
Step by Step Pictures
|Assemble, wash, and cut cabbage and carrots|
|Grate carrots and cabbage in the food processor|
|Pour into a large bowl and toss |
Here's another colorful, yet healthy holiday party idea!
I used some white cabbage also.
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