The recipe comes from my cousin Laura who's mother of four, so while I haven't asked, you just know it's kid-friendly! I do know my fifteen-year old nephew had seconds! (All this to explain the recipe name 'Cowboy Coleslaw', which will appeal to kids, versus what I first intended to call it, Colorful Carrot & Cabbage Slaw, which I figure appeals more to the Moms of the world ... I tell you what, call it what you like, you know your audience.)
NEXT TIME I'll use white balsamic vinegar so the carrot doesn't stain.
NUTRITION NOTES I found the sunflower seeds optional -- and without them, the slaw drops from from one to zero Weight Watchers points! For the record, in part this is because the portion size is measured on the basis of a half cup of slaw, where recipes on A Veggie Venture nearly always assume a pound of vegetables divided four ways. THAT said, a half cup was very satisfying, full of crunch and flavor. This is no sissy coleslaw!
WEEKEND HERB BLOGGING This is my official entry to Weekend Herb Blogging that this week is being hosted by Food Blogga. The lovely Susan is a Rhode Islander (hence, blogga!) transplanted in southern California and a lovely story-teller with a knack for simple fresh food. In January, Susan, her husband and I shared a fast-talking late supper, one of those where you hardly notice the food (I know! and we call ourselves foodies!) because you're so enjoying the company.
FROM THE ARCHIVES The Recipe Box has lots of carrot recipes and cabbage recipes.
A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK Carrot & Sesame Salad ... "I'm a complete sucker for simple vegetable salads made with everyday ingredients 95% likely to be already on hand."
TWO YEARS AGO A classic: tomato with fresh mozzarella, balsamic vinegar and basil
Time to table: 15 minutes
Makes 3 cups
2 cups grated carrot (from 3 large carrots, I used a mandoline to grate because I like the perfect little slices but a hand-held grated worked fine too)
1 cup thin-sliced red cabbage (or radicchio)
1/4 cup chopped green onion (don't skip this)
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds (these added crunch but also calories, I don't think they're necessary)
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (preferably white)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Gently combine the vegetables (hold off on the sunflower seeds if making in advance). Whisk together the dressing ingredients and toss with vegetables. Top with sesame seeds and serve. Can be made a few hours in advance.
HOW MANY CALORIES, CARBS & WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS IN CARROTS
Nutrition Information Per 1/4 pound of raw carrot: 46 Cal (5% from Fat, 8% from Protein, 87% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 0 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 11 g Carb; 3 g Fiber; 5 g Sugar; 37 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 78 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers 0 points
HOW MANY CALORIES, CARBS & WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS IN RED CABBAGE
Nutrition Information Per 1/4 pound of raw red cabbage: 35 Cal (4% from Fat, 16% from Protein, 80% from Carb); 2 g Protein; 0 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 0 g Mono Fat; 8 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; 4 g Sugar; 51 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 31 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers 0 points
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