Red Cabbage Apple Creamy Slaw with Oil-Free Poppy Seed Dressing

Fresh citrus, flax seeds, and a touch of honey mustard make a quick, creamy dressing for this light summer slaw.  Sliced apple adds a note of healthy, natural sweetness.  Shred your own red cabbage or a buy a pre-shredded mix for an even easier recipe.  Use this oil-free, plant-based vegan recipe to top Super Green Sliders or serve as a side for Chipotle Baked Beans.

EASY       Servings: 6   Ready In: 7 minutes

Cabbage Apple Creamy Slaw with Oil-Free Poppy Seed Dressing - Healthy, Vegan, Plant-Based, Gluten Free Easy Summer Salad Recipe

Cabbage Apple Creamy Slaw with Oil-Free Poppy Seed Dressing - Healthy, Vegan, Plant-Based, Gluten Free Easy Summer Salad Recipe

Chef's Plant-Based Tip:  A simple dressing with fresh citrus, flax meal, honey mustard, and poppy seed keeps this slaw low-calorie, but also brings healthy omega-3 fat and fiber.  Use the dressing over any salad or slaw for a fresh citrus pop of flavor

Chef's Plant-Based Tip:  A simple dressing with fresh citrus, flax meal, honey mustard, and poppy seed keeps this slaw low-calorie, but also brings healthy omega-3 fat and fiber.  Use the dressing over any salad or slaw for a fresh citrus pop of flavor

Chef's Oil-Free Tip: Honey mustard acts as a natural emulsifier to help create a creamy dressing without any oil or eggs for this healthy, plant-based recipe

Chef's Oil-Free Tip: Honey mustard acts as a natural emulsifier to help create a creamy dressing without any oil or eggs for this healthy, plant-based recipe

Chef's Tip:  Your hands are the best "tools" for tossing this slaw.  Gently fold all of the ingredients together until well combined.  This is much easier and more efficient than any sort of salad tossers or fancy spoons.  Just be sure to thoroughly wash them first!

Chef's Tip:  Your hands are the best "tools" for tossing this slaw.  Gently fold all of the ingredients together until well combined.  This is much easier and more efficient than any sort of salad tossers or fancy spoons.  Just be sure to thoroughly wash them first!

Chef's Napa Cabbage Tip: Swap out the red cabbage for shredded Napa cabbage for a simple variation of this healthy, plant-based summer slaw

Chef's Napa Cabbage Tip: Swap out the red cabbage for shredded Napa cabbage for a simple variation of this healthy, plant-based summer slaw

Ingredients

1 limes, juiced
1 juice orange, juiced
2 tbsp honey mustard
3 tbsp Flax meal
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Sweet apple (like Fuji, Gala, or Honeycrisp
1 8-oz bag shredded red cabbage (about 3 cups)
1/2 cup Shredded Carrots
2 Tbs chopped parsley leaves


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Procedure

To make the Poppy Seed Citrus Dressing: In a medium bowl, combine the lime juice, orange juice, honey mustard, flax meal, poppy seeds, and black pepper.  Let sit for about 5 minutes, to allow the flax to "gel" with the juices.

To make the Apple Cabbage Poppy Seed Slaw: While the dressing sets, core and thinly slice the apple.  Once the dressing has set for a few minutes, add the sliced apple, cabbage, carrots, and parsley.  Use your hands to toss well, until thoroughly combined.  Serve immediately.

Chef's Tip:  You can make everything in this slaw ahead of time, except for the apple.  The apple will oxidize and turn brown.  You can add 1/2 tsp citric acid to the slaw to prevent browning.  Or simply core and slice the apple just before tossing and serving.

Servings: 6
Yield: 5 cups

 


Slaw Recipe Video:

Kohlrabi is a member of the turnip family, and it's peppery crunch + subtle sweet texture make it great for a quick, oil-free vegan slaw.  Plant-based Chef Katie Simmons shows you how to cut this vegetable, plus other healthy, gluten-free recipe ideas.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/6 of a recipe (4.5 ounces).

Calories 83.98
Calories From Fat (24%) 19.82
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2.36g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.24g 1%
Cholesterol 0.05mg <1%
Sodium 70.07mg 3%
Potassium 262.22mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 15.89g 5%
Fiber 3.71g 15%
Sugar 8.64g
Protein 1.95g 4%
Calcium 35.23mg 4%
Iron 60.25mg 335%
Vitamin A 2086.64IU 42%
Vitamin C 8.25mg 14%
Calcium 34.76mg 3%
Iron 44.31mg 246%
Vitamin A 2098.94IU 42%
Vitamin C 8.25mg 14%