SAVORY SLAW WITH GINGER PINEAPPLE DRESSING

 

  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 20

Ingredients

  • For the Ginger Pineapple Dressing:
  • 1 can (about 20 ounces) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • 6 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • For the salad:
  • 1 pound savoy cabbage, quartered, damaged leaves and core removed
  • 3/4 pound red cabbage, quartered, damaged leaves and core removed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 cups (about 4 ounces) shredded carrots
  • 2 ounces (7 to 8 slices) candied ginger, finely diced, divided

Directions

  • To make the dressing, purée all of the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  • Slice the savoy and the red cabbage as thinly as possible. Cut the water chestnut slices in thin strips.
  • Toss the savory red cabbage, water chestnuts, carrots, half the candied ginger and the dressing in a serving bowl. Allow to rest for 20 minutes before serving. Serve garnished with the remaining candied ginger.
  • Nutritional Information for Dressing Per Serving: Calories 35; Total fat 0g; Saturated fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 160mg; Total Carbohydrate 9g; Fiber 0g; Protein 0g; Vitamin A 0%DV*; Vitamin C 8%DV; Folate 1%DV; Calcium 0%DV; Iron 2%DV; Potassium 2%DV
  • Nutrition Information for Dressed Salad Per Serving: Calories 80; Total fat 0g; Saturated fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 190mg; Total carbohydrate 20g; Fiber 3g; Protein 2g; Vitamin A 50%DV; Vitamin C 60%DV;Folate 10%DV; Calcium 4%DV; Iron 6%DV; Potassium 8%DV
  • *Daily Value

Notes

A can of crushed pineapple is part of a salad dressing waiting to happen. Naturally sweet, tart and full of juice, all it needs is an addition of spice and a dash of vinegar to become a fat-free vinaigrette with more vitamin C than bottled vinaigrette.

Categories: Lettuce/Vegetable 
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