A healthy winter pomegranate cole slaw that’s creamy and fresh and ready in under 5 minutes! The recipe uses a greek yogurt sauce as a base and then adds in apple slices, kale, lemon, and pomegranate to create a sweet and mellow sauce drizzled over crisp shredded cabbage and veggies.
How is Christmas less than a week away?
(I wish that I could insert the stressed out emoji with eyes wide open right here)
I’m stressed with trying to fit everything in in these last few days before heading to Nashville to be with family.
There’s last minute gift purchases, there’s suitcase packing, there’s a whole mess of cookie baking, and did I mention that Alex is turning 30 this week too?!?
The sister-in-law is hosting Christmas dinner in Nashville this year and has asked me to be in charge of a veggie side dish.
I absolutely love being in charge of vegetable side dishes because you can make the tastiest/easiest/healthiest dish and make it look all kinds of fancy.
Take this healthy winter pomegranate cole slaw for instance….
It takes me well under 5 minutes to make.
I use greek yogurt as a base for the drizzle and sweeten it with a bit of coconut sugar and keep that refined sugar far far away.
Lemon, dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar add some zing to the sweetness and the bright green kale mixed with the red juicy pomegranate arils give it a festive look.
Place this cole slaw in a fancy serving bowl with fancy serving ware and no one will know how easy, how quick, and how healthy this recipe truly is.
It’ll be our little secret, okay?
- 1/2 bag of shredded cabbage
- 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
- 1 apple, diced
- 1-2 cups chopped kale
- 6 TBSP plain non-fat greek yogurt
- 1 TBSP dijon mustard
- 1 tsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- pinch of salt to taste
- Combine the cabbage, pomegranate arils, apple, and kale in a large mixing bowl.
- In a smaller mixing bowl, combine all other ingredients.
- Drizzle the cole slaw sauce over the cabbage mixture and toss to combine.
- Serve immediately or allow to chill in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy.
Healthy winter pomegranate cole slaw tips:
- Everyone likes their cole slaw a bit differently. Adjust the amount of sauce depending on how dry or saucy you like your cole slaw to be. You may need to make more of the sauce if you like yours drenched.
- Like the comment above, everyone likes cole slaw differently. If you want a sweeter cole slaw add in a bit more coconut sugar and if you like a less sweet version, take out some of the sugar.
And if you aren’t in need of going the fancy route, this healthy winter pomegranate cole slaw looks just a pretty and creamy dressed down in a salad bowl and eaten beside a juicy warm roast or a plate with a hot sandwich and handful of chips on it.