It’s hot in San Diego…which means…light, cool meals and sides! The next time you attend a BBQ or party and want to take a fabulous side dish that isn’t A) soy and corn syrup filled potato salad, or B) blood sugar spiking inflammatory grains macaroni salad, whip this together!
Cabbage Bacon Slaw
Walnuts (I used pieces)
Diced red onion
Fried bacon pieces
Himalayan pink salt
Cracked black pepper
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Toss everything in a bowl, season to your liking with salt and pepper, squeeze the juice of 1/2 the lemon over the mix. Drizzle just a little olive oil, and 2-3 large spoonfuls of fresh bacon grease (from frying your bacon pieces) over top, and toss!
You could definitely add fresh apple, if you choose, the lemon would help the fruit last 🙂
Salad, slaw…eh, doesn’t matter what it’s called. This is a light, refreshing, cool dish that makes a great side, and took about 10 minutes. Make for a party, revise the ingredients, such a versatile and low calorie recipe. The entire bag of cabbage alone, 80 calories. Seriously.
Carrot Cabbage Slaw
5 large carrots, shredded fresh
1 bag of shredded cabbage (I used Trader Joe’s 10oz bag)
Dried grapes…I mean raisins (Seth had dried grapes in the dehydrator)
Juice of 1 lemon
2 TBSP raw honey
Shred the carrots in a shredder, chopper, processor, by hand, whatever works. Place in a bowl with the entire bag of shredded cabbage. I added the rest of the dried grapes we had, which was probably a 1/2 cup (would’ve added a few more if we had them). I squeezed the juice of one lemon over the mixture, drizzled 2 TBSPs of raw honey over top, and sprinkled with salt/pepp. Tossed, and served (okay, I didn’t really serve, Seth took what he wanted, and then I ate the entire rest of the bowl, hee hee).
I would encourage you to try the shredded carrots raw. They really are very sweet, and the shredding just brings it out more.