Fresh slaw  

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A fresh slaw can be a great way to serve vegetables, fruit, nuts and beans.  This easy, delicious recipe provides all these foods and more.  Carrots are a good source of beta carotene, potassium, biotin and Vitamin K.  They have antioxidants which help protect your eyes and have nutrients that help fight cancer.  Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are rich in fiber and protein, nuts/seeds have healthy fat, protein and fiber, raisins add sweetness, antioxidants and iron.  Together with the dressing, this is a healthy side dish that goes well with any grilled meat, fish or poultry. 

Carrot, Chickpea and Raisin Slaw 

Slaw Ingredients-place all in a large bowl and mix together: 

lbs carrots, shredded 

1 15oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained 

½ to 1 cup raisins 

½ cup sunflower seeds, cashews or almonds (or your favorite nut/seed) 

3 green onions, chopped 


Dressing-place in jar with lid and shake together: 

¼ cup olive oil 

3 T apple cider vinegar 

1 T honey 

tsp finely chopped garlic 

tsp finely chopped ginger 

½ teaspoon sea salt 

Pepper to taste 

¼ tsp cayenne pepper-optional 

Pour dressing over slaw ingredients and toss to coat.  Enjoy! 

Serves 10-12  

Lisa B. Smith, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Southern Ute Shining Mountain Health and Wellness program. 



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