Coleslaw With A Healthy Twist

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Jul. 23, 2013

Whatever time of day and whichever meal may it be, its always a good time to indulge in a healthy crunchy low fat salad. Now what can be quicker and better than putting together a tasty tangy coleslaw? The best thing about a coleslaw is that it complements your sandwiches, wraps, burgers, pitas and also acts as a good cleanser when you have a meaty meal. Personally, I love having it just as it is.....on its own, so as to enjoy every wholesome mouthful.


Apple cider vinegar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Molasses sugar 2 Tablespoon
Cabbage 1 Medium , shredded
Carrots 2 Medium , shredded
Fresh orange 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , divided into segments
Apple 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , shredded
Walnuts chopped 2 Tablespoon
Hung curd 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Red chili flakes 1/2 Teaspoon
Freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 Teaspoon



1. Prepare all the fruits and vegetables and keep ready. Rinse, dry, and chop cabbage finely (or grate). Grate carrots and apple. Deseed and divide orange into small segments. Chop walnuts.


2. In the small saucepan, heat apple cider vinegar. Add molasses sugar and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

3. In a large salad bowl, combine cabbage, carrot, apple and orange. Add the chopped walnuts, mix well.

4. Add the hung curd, salt to taste, red chili flakes.

5. Finally, pour the cooled vinegar over the cabbage mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate.


6. A final dash of freshly squeezed lime juice, just before serving, completes the slaw.

Tips: If you wish, you can prepare the slaw the previous evening and then cover and refrigerate overnight.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 67Calories from Fat 22

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 60 mg2.5%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet