Healthy Coleslaw with Apples and Walnuts

Healthy Coleslaw with Apples and Walnuts
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

Cabbage can have too much of a bite for some people, but by lightly cooking it you soften the texture and the flavor. It makes a great way to get a very nutritious vegetable into your diet and the walnuts bring protein and omega-3 fats for a more substantial meal.

Healthy Coleslaw with Apples and Walnuts

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Makes enough for 3-4 portions

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  • ½ cup onion (any type), sliced
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups sliced cabbage (½ of a medium sized head)
  • 1 cup grated carrot (2 medium size)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin*
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric*
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon* (optional – for the sweet fans)
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne* (optional – for the spicy fans)
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped (or flat leaf parsley or fresh basil)
  • juice of 1 lime or lemon
  • *or 4 tsp Indian Spice Mix – Homemade Spice Mixes


  1. Heat a large skillet to medium, add the coconut oil and allow to melt if it’s solid. Add the onions, and stir to coat them in the oil. Leave them to cook until they are just starting to soften.
  2. Add the apple slices, and allow them to cook a few minutes until they also soften slightly. Add the walnuts, stir, then add the cabbage. Stir the cabbage to coat it with oil, then allow it to cook until it has just started to wilt.
  3. Stir the grated carrots through, then add the spices and the fresh cilantro. Stir them in to evenly coat the vegetables, then add the lime or lemon juice.
  4. Allow the salad to stay on the heat for a minute or two, to incorporate the spices and citrus, then remove from heat and serve. Garnish with more walnuts or chopped cilantro.



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