Red Cabbage Slaw with Carrot and Jicama

Red Cabbage Slaw with Carrot and Jicama is a delightful twist on traditional green cabbage slaw. This slaw is crunchier, remains crisper longer even after being dressed, and adds a bit more color to your table. See for yourself with this red cabbage slaw, accented with the orange and green confetti of grated carrots and cilantro, plus a tangy citrus dressing.

Red Cabbage SlawPrep Time: 20 min
Ready In: 4 to 24 hours

Servings: 16

1 small Red Cabbage, about 2 lbs
2 large Carrots, finely shredded
1 cup finely shredded Jicama
1½ tsp Canola Oil
¾ tsp Salt, or to taste
½ cup Orange Juice
2 tbsp fresh Lime Juice
2 tsp Rice Vinegar
3 Scallions, green part only, finely chopped
1/3 cup chopped Cilantro Leaves
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Cut cabbage in half, then in thirds crosswise. Shred each third into a large mixing bowl. Mix in carrots and jicama. Mix in oil and salt to coat vegetables evenly.
Whisk together orange juice, lime juice, and vinegar. Mix into vegetables. Mix in scallions and cilantro. Season to taste with pepper.
Cover and refrigerate slaw for 4 to 24 hours before serving, so the cabbage wilts and the flavors meld. Slaw keeps up to 3 days, tightly covered in refrigerator.

Tips & Notes
During the summer, it’s easy eating greens. Enjoying the bounty of the garden, we can create a rich variety of flavors in leafy salads, using different types of lettuce, peppery arugula and cresses, perhaps the gently assertive flavor of mâche, a delicate French green also known as lamb’s lettuce.
In addition to mixing various greens, we can garland salads with chives, mint and other fresh herbs. We consume bushels of vegetables as crudités eaten with dips, including zucchini, broccoli spears, bell peppers and celery sticks. Then there is slaw, for which we shred mountains of green cabbage.
Eating very dark greens also gets easier in summer thanks to young collards and chard, and snappy new mustard greens. They shine when lightly steamed and served up with accents of lemon or garlic and a drizzle of olive oil to smooth out the sharpness.
But what about orange and red vegetables on our summer plates? In addition to the ever-available carrot, there are orange and golden bell peppers. As for the reds, tomatoes, red bell peppers and beets are obvious, but don’t forget wine-red radicchio. Its color and bitter flavor add a perfect contrast to summer salads. Try it grilled, too.
Perhaps the most neglected red vegetable in summer is red cabbage. More popular cooked to accompany winter dishes, it makes brilliant coleslaw, and not simply because of its color.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 28
Total Fat: less than 1g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Carbohydrate: 6g
Protein: less than 1g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sodium: 125mg

Source: AICR

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