Sweet Savoy Slaw with Cranberries and Apples

Serves 6

slawwebThis version of coleslaw has a vinaigrette base and an Indian spice, but if you’re hankering for a creamy style, try adding some plain yogurt. The fruit provides a nice contrast and the raw cabbage provides optimum nutrition. Garam masala is a blend of spices that varies from region to region, but usually includes coriander, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, caraway, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg. It’s incredible on pan fried potatoes and worth buying, but if you don’t have it on hand, sprinkle in some of the individual spices listed above.  

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 small head savoy cabbage
1 large sweet apple, HoneyCrisp or Pink Lady
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
¼ cup sweetened dried cranberries
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small jar with a lid, combine the apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and spice. Cover with lid and shake until combined. Set aside. Prepare the cabbage by cutting into quarters, coring, and slicing into a fine chiffonade, as thin as you can. Place into a large serving bowl. Halve and core your apple, dice it into small squares and place them into a small bowl. Sprinkle with the lemon juice, stir to coat, and add to the cabbage. Add the nuts and dried cranberries, and finally the dressing. Toss well. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper as needed. Preparing this salad well before the meal will only improve the taste.

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