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Mardi Gras Slaw

February 4, 2015 | Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes
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Mardi Gras Slaw

Purple, green, and gold. A quick glimpse of this color combination transforms me to thinking of my hands in the air yelling ‘throw me something mister!’

Bring the excitement of Mardi Gras to your dinner table with this gorgeous Mardi Gras Slaw. Feel great serving this dish since it not only reflects the gorgeous hues of Mardi Gras, but also what it offers – an amazing source of vitamin A and C as well as omega-3.

How did we ‘Skinny Louisiana’ this slaw? While many slaws contain 1/3 – 1/2 cup of sugar, we reduced the traditional amount of sugar to one tablespoon. To add a bit of flare from our fabulous state, I added a bit of additional spice using cayenne pepper and Cajun seasoning, as well as topping this dish with pecans!

I hope you enjoy this Mardi Gras Slaw like I do!

Best! Shelly

Mardi Gras Slaw

 

Mardi Gras Slaw

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 red cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, sliced thin
  • 2 green bell peppers, sliced thin
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar*
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of chopped pecans*

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and bell peppers.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cumin, Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, sugar, lemon juice and olive oil.
  3. Pour dressing over cabbage mixture. Toss.
  4. Serve and sprinkle with pecans.

*Feel free to use your favorite sugar substitute and nut to make this recipe your own.

Mardi Gras Slaw Recipe

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This purple, green, and gold slaw is not only gorgeous for a Mardi Gras celebration, but it offers vitamins and omega-3.
Ingredients
  • ½ red cabbage, shredded
  • ½ green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, sliced thin
  • 2 green bell peppers, sliced thin
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar*
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup of chopped pecans*
Preparation
  1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and bell peppers.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cumin, Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, sugar, lemon juice and olive oil.
  3. Pour over cabbage mixture. Toss.
  4. Serve and sprinkle with pecans.
*Feel free to use your own sugar substitutes and nuts to make this recipe your own!

 

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