Fruity Coleslaw With Sweet Potato

This zesty coleslaw recipe is one of those that is so different that it will have to grow on you.  But after a bowlful, you'll be going back for a second and third helping.  Like all good coleslaw recipes, it's even better the next day.

There's four ingredients that make this coleslaw recipe stand out among the rest.  The first ingredient is the fresh, shredded sweet potato.  It takes the place of the typical carrot.  Not that I have anything against carrots.  I love them, and eat them all the time.  It just so happens that raw sweet potato tastes very similar to carrots, especially when finely shredded.  Second ingredient is curry powder.  The one teaspoon is just enough to change it up from the usual salad we know, but not so much as to turn us away.  Third and fourth are the apple and raisins.  I'm certainly not accustomed to these two in my coleslaw and yet, I like it!  I learn to like the sweetness they give with the hint of curry mixed with the sweet and zesty vinegar dressing.

HERE'S ALL IT TAKES

Serves 4 to 6

  • 1/2 pound green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1/4 pound red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 small sweet potato , peeled and finely grated
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and cut into small dice
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

Toss together the cabbages and sweet potato with sugar, salt, and celery seeds in colander set over medium bowl. Let stand until cabbage wilts, about an hour.  Transfer wilted cabbage and sweet potatoes from colander into a large bowl.

Add oil, vinegar, curry powder, apple, and golden raisins; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Will keep in the icebox for up to 4 days.

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Nutritional analysis per serving: 268 calories | 13g total fat, 1g sat fat | 0mg cholesterol | 412mg sodium | 39g carbs | 3g dietary fiber | 31g sugars | 2g protein | 2909 IU Vitamin A | 26.6mg Vitamin C | 46mcg Vitamin K | 23mcg Folate | 39mg Calcium | 314mg Potassium