Saturday, October 27, 2012

Apple Slaw

Last night's Mixed Apple Salad over Greens had potential, but was too tart. To suit my taste better, I wanted to try this fun take on slaw, with a sweet vinaigrette and sweet Pink Lady apples. If you don't have Pink Ladies, try Cameo, Gala, or Fuji apples instead.

For the vinaigrette:
  • 1/3 cup packed vegan brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
For the slaw:
  • 2 and 1/2 cups chopped Pink Lady apple
  • 1 (12-ounce) package broccoli slaw*
  • 3 ounces dried tart cherries
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted sunflower seed kernels
1. To prepare the vinaigrette, whisk together the brown sugar, cider vinegar, canola oil, salt, and black pepper.  Set aside.

2. To prepare the slaw, combine the apples, broccoli slaw, and dried cherries in a large bowl.  Drizzle with the vinaigrette and toss well.  Sprinkle with the sunflower seeds.  Chill before serving, though not longer than 3 hours; I chilled the slaw for just over 2 hours.

If you want a good vegan meat to pair with this dish, try Match pork for dinner:

Or alongside slices of Lightlife ham for lunch:

*Look for broccoli slaw with the bagged greens in the supermarket - it's a blend of mostly broccoli and just a touch of cabbage and carrot.

Nutrition Info:
8 servings (1 cup), Calories 125 

Tasting Notes:
Much more to my liking than last night's apple salad, with a sweet but tangy vinaigrette, beautifully crisp and sweet Pink Lady apples, and just the occasional tart dried cherry. The one thing this dish was sorely lacking was a salty contrast, so I recommend salted sunflower seeds.  I liked it best alongside slices of Lightlife ham, which added just the right savory counterpoint.


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