Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Easy Cole Slaw

One of the best things for your gut is sauerkraut.
I tried a couple of different homemade versions in the past few months,
and loved them!
Alas, they didn't love me.
I'm not positive that kraut is what was causing a bit of
digestive disruption, but since I've stopped eating it,
I've been feeling a lot better.
How can something that's so good for you,
not be good for me?
I've learned to go with the flow,
so I had to let it go.
I still wanted an excuse to grow cabbage in the garden,
so I had to find another way to get it into my life.

Enter Cole Slaw.
Not just any cole slaw.
This is the easiest, quickest cole slaw recipe 
and what's even better, it's addicting!
Now I can have my cabbage and digest it too!
This doesn't have the health benefits of fermented foods,
but cabbage is one of the best sources of
fiber, can aid in lowering cholesterol and
blood pressure, as well as being packed with
Vitamins C and K.
It's even been studied as a cancer preventer.
It's the perfect side for burgers (veggie and otherwise),
bar-b-q, and picnic suppers.
Lisa at Downshiftology shared this version
(I've altered it just a bit),
as well as a mayo-free variation.
You can click on the link below 
with her vlog's name for the original recipe.

I don't know about you,
but I'll pretty much make anything this summer
that doesn't require heating up the kitchen.
Give it a go!

Easy Cole Slaw

3/4 of a green cabbage
1/2 of a red cabbage
3 or 4 carrots
1 zucchini
1 C mayo (homemade recipe here)
2 Tablespoons Apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

Shred veggies using a box grater or food processor.
Add to bowl.
Whip up dressing ingredients, add to veg.
Mix well and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.


  1. Oh boy - sorry to hear that you're having trouble digesting sauerkraut. It's a bummer when you can't get it figured out but I'm happy to hear you can still eat cabbage just not fermented. This recipe sounds delish!

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    1. It's great when something so delicious is also good for you!

  3. You should really check into canning cole slaw. I have and we love it. It does not loose its crunch and you can always have some on hand. I have a tutorial on it on my Canning and Preserving page on our blog.

    1. That's a great idea, but we have a glass-top stove which doesn't allow us to can.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. We have a glass top and love it. I've had it for 7 yrs and have not had any problems so far. The cole slaw gets water bathed and you could probably do it in a big aluminum stock pot as well.

  5. Daisy, there's nothing more uncomfortable than gastrointestinal issues. I have eaten homemade sauerkraut without any issues. I really should be making and eating more of it. I didn't grow any cabbages this year. The coleslaw recipe is just what I need as I've been looking for something to use the abundance of zucchini that I have. I've been harvesting cucumbers, sweet corn, and two small tomatoes. The garden year is about three weeks behind because of the cold Spring with back to back hard frost days in the middle of May. But then every year is some kind of garden challenge, isn't it.

    I hope your garden move is going well. Next year will be so awesome after you have settled into the new garden area.

    Have a great day.

    Nebraska Dave
    Urban Farmer

    1. Glad you are enjoying harvest time. There is always a challenge, true, but we gardeners always manage to persevere!

      Thanks for your kind thoughts.
      Always good to see you here.

  6. Daisy, I'm so sorry to hear you've been having trouble with sauerkraut. Bummer. But your cole slaw sounds really, really good. (It's another summer favorite).

    1. No worries. We're gettin' our cabbage just the same! ;0D


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