Day 84: Apple Juice Slaw

Add this to your collection of great, every-day slaws, this one with a spike of apple. It comes from my sister Adanna who reports that her family goes through 'a lot' of cabbage -- and why not, it's cheap, convenient, tasty and healthful.

I made this for the first time while on vacation and a couple of nights later, my sister got to sample it. "This is really apple-y," she said -- and she was right. Perhaps it was the apple-mango frozen juice? Or the teaspoon of old Penzey's Salad Elegance (a spice mix purchased at a Penzey's store earlier today but not available on its website, substituted for celery seed) discovered deep in my Mom's cupboard?

The second time around, it is less apple-y and I have no idea why.

Adanna says that when the cabbage starts to run out, she simply adds another bag to the remaining liquid in the jar, making this almost a 'loaves and fishes' coleslaw that never runs out.

And speaking of fish: this coleslaw is terrific served alongside fish.

Active time: 15 minutes
Time to table: 15 minutes
Makes 9 cups (or 12 with a third bag of cabbage)

12 ounces frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed in microwave
1 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons prepared mustard (upped from 1 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon celery seed

2 16-ounce bags of cabbage slaw
1 large onion, chopped
4 carrots, grated (optional but nice)

1 16-ounce bag of cabbage slaw (optional)

Mix the sauce ingredients in a very large bowl or use two bowls, dividing the ingredients roughly equally. Add the two bags of cabbage slaw, the onion and the carrots and combine well. Transfer to a storage container and refrigerate. Serve.

Optional: Add third bag of cabbage to container as slaw runs low but juice remains.

With two bags of cabbage slaw:
Per half-cup: 67 Cal (22% from Fat, 6% from Protein, 72% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 2 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 13 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 36 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 39 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol, Weight Watchers 1 point

With three bags:
Per half-cup: 55 Cal (20% from Fat, 7% from Protein, 73% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 1 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 11 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 36 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 32 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol, Weight Watchers 1 point


Our family cookbook, called Kitchen Parade: Nana's Legacy of Great Cooks, page 195, Adanna calls it Crunchy Coleslaw


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