I was seeking a light but hearty coleslaw salad without any sugar or creamy dressing. I created this version from ingredients we already had on-hand! It has lots of flavor and crunch and is very quick to throw together. For additional nutrition and a complete light meal, add shredded cooked chicken. This salad is often requested by family and friends for parties, picnics, and potlucks.
1 bag Trader Joe’s Organic Shredded Green & Red Cabbage with Orange Carrots
1 small apple, chopped into small pieces
1-2 small Persian cucumbers, cut into 1/2″ pieces (peeled if desired)
1/2 can (about) garbanzo beans (optional, but they add more heartiness)
1/4 toasted slivered almonds
Celery seed to taste
Bragg Organic Vinaigrette Dressing & Marinade (we buy it at Sprouts)
Combine cabbage, apple, cucumber, and garbanzo beans. Pour enough dressing over the salad to completely coat the ingredients and toss to combine; add more if desired. Add celery seed and almonds, combine well.
Can be made a few hours earlier to allow flavors to blend. At serving time, add more dressing if needed.
Makes 4-6 servings.