Thursday, July 10, 2014

Vegan Coleslaw

Vegan coleslaw : Road to healthy eating , packed with greens and flavor.

      Coleslaw could be made by skipping the mayo that makes it egg free but without the creaminess and tartness of it binding the veggies it becomes just like any other salad. I have been trying to replace mayo with sour cream, buttermilk and what not. But thats when it struck me how yogurt and coconut is used together for creamier texture in my native curries which makes it pure vegetarian .
Mung bean sprouts add a nutty flavor and crispness to the slaw.

Now vegan coleslaw  is a complete protein rich and high fiber well balanced diet.

I am not a mayo or ranch dressing hater but this time I am feeding the pure herbivores  :) 




Ingredients:
Cabbage - (Green ,purple or savoy) any variety is fine- 1/3 of one- sliced neatly
Mung bean sprouts(uncooked) - 1 large handful (use any other sprouts)
Carrot- 1 scraped
Granny smith apple - 1/2 of one
Spring onion - 1 or 2 chopped neatly

Vegan dressing : 
Coconut milk - 2 tbsp (canned) (thicker the better)
Soy yogurt - 2 tbsp 
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp ground coarsely
Whole pepper corns - 1/2 tsp ground coarsely
Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - a small pinch
salt to taste

Method:
1. Cut the apple into thin long strips , squeeze lil lime juice on it and keep it aside.
2.Mix the dressing ingredients well.
3. Into a large bowl put all the veggies and pour the dressing as required and mix well. Refrigerate for an hour until flavors develop.Then enjoy!

Note : if you like the cabbage slightly wilted then give a firm squeeze to the cabbage with ur hand before adding the rest of the veggies. 

Serve as a salad  for vegans  and for all the carnivores :)) out there serve along with spicy fish, chicken or beef etc..

Spicy hot baked Salmon
             
                   Shredded beef sliders

Spicy Baked Chicken Wings




Hope you liked it.
Meena
MLLA#73
This dish is sent to MLLA#73 hosted by Food for 7 stages of life.
         It is is the brain child event of Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook and now it is run by Lisa of Lisa’s Kitchen






Here are some more coleslaw ideas to try from Food Network friends:
Feed Me Phoebe: Healthy Broccoli Slaw with Yogurt-Mint Dressing 
The Heritage Cook: Ranch-Flavored Cole Slaw (Gluten-Free)
Weelicious: Grated Vegetable Slaw
Daily*Dishin: Pineapple Jalapeno Coleslaw
Virtually Homemade: Sweet and Spicy Mexican Slaw
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Apple Cider Coleslaw
Red or Green: Purple Cabbage Slaw with Honey/Chipotle Vinaigrette
Devour: Coleslaw Around the World
Sweet Life Bake: Cumin-Lime Coleslaw
Elephants and the Coconut Trees: Vegan Coleslaw
Swing Eats: Thai Coleslaw
Taste With The Eyes: Spicy Rainbow Slaw
FN Dish: 4 Tricks for Shredded Saw Glory


13 comments:

  1. Love the vegan take on this dush and love sprouts in it.

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  2. wow thats to refreshing.. so fresh veggies ..feel just like grabbing it

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  3. I like the idea of Vegan dressing.. :-) I don't like mayo and so this is something I would like to try on. Lovely pics!

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  4. Triple yes to this awesome salad. Ahhh!! the pictures are equally fabulous.

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  5. Healthy recipe, love the vegan dressing and the last click :), next time I'll prepare this way :)

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  6. such a colourful treat to the eyes and a yummy treat to the stomach...I am not a mayo hater too but love ur idea of this vegan dressing

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  7. I missed reading vegan...omg, I scrolled back to see the recipe..I literally love the dressing recipe..

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  8. Hi Meena, that salad dressing is simple, but amazing. loved the healthier spin.

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  9. What a clear pics!!.. Healthy dish and I love it lot :)

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  10. Vegan coleslaw looks delicious I will make it next time when I buy cabbage. Usually I make thoran with it.

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  11. Thanx for the recipe dear..will dfntly gve it a try..

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  12. liked this vegan version of coleslaw looks healthy and yummy

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  13. Nice idea ! looks delicious and as always nice clicks :-)

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