Each Sunday, I create my "Sunday Slaw," a refrigerator staple that gets my household through the week. We lead fairly busy days, with limited time to prepare and eat nutritious meals. This mixture of Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, carrot, onion, jalapeno, broccoli, and cilantro makes it super easy to eat life-giving vegetables every day.
I use Sunday Slaw daily as a salad base, upon which I can heap any other desired toppings: avocado, meat/fish/beans, pasta, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, spices and dressing. I can also easily add slaw to any other dishes that make sense, such as dips, soups, or egg-based items, to increase their nutritional value.
I never thought to write down the recipe since its basically a bunch of vegetables chopped up in a bowl, but a friend of mine asked me for the specifics yesterday, and I thought, well, if she is interested, maybe other people might be interested also. Without further ado, the recipe!
- 1/3 head of purple cabbage
- 8 kale stems (I like crisp, purple kale)
- 1/2 large yellow onion
- 1/3 head of cauliflower
- 10 Brussels sprout buds
- 1 large de-seeded jalapeno
- 1 whole broccoli stalk
- 3 large carrots
- Any other veggies you desire!
- 3/4 cup cilantro (or dill, or parsley)
- Juice from 1/2 lemon or lime
In a 12-cup food processor, chop all vegetables and herbs (except carrots) until the mixture reaches your desired consistency. Pass the carrots through the shredder attachment after you've chopped everything. Add everything together in a large bowl, and toss until evenly distributed. Squeeze lemon or lime juice over the slaw as a final step. This helps to keep the veggies fresh for the week!
A tip about using a food processor - One thing I've learned is to load it with lighter veggies first, and then add a layer of heavier ones. So, add kale first and top it with something more dense such as onions or cabbage to weigh it down. This helps with the homogeneity of the mixture, and limits the amount of times you have to stop the mixer and spread out the veggies.
I'd love to hear how you find ways to include fresh vegetables into your diet. What is your secret to eating fresh veggies daily?