Recipe: Crunchy Winter Slaw

A perfect healthy side for any get together
Cole slaw with kumquates and pomegranate seeds

This creative slaw offers up a super-duper, tasty and surprisingly wonderful combination of seasonal ingredients that will make you love winter — or at least resent it less!

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We challenge you to name a nutrient that’s not packed into this delicious side dish. Count vitamin K (great for bone and blood health), vitamin C (hello, antioxidant benefits!), complex B vitamins (critically important for every cell in your body), manganese (key for blood sugar regulation), dietary fiber (helps you maintain a healthy weight and lowers risk of diabetes and heart disease), calcium (bone and nerve health), and a bunch more. All that in a simple slaw!


1 small head savoy or green cabbage, thinly sliced
1 apple, such as Braeburn or McIntosh, cut into ½-inch slices
1 pomegranate, seeded
16 kumquats, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons coconut chips
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, apple, pomegranate seeds, and coconut chips. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper.
  2. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad, toss well, and serve.

Nutritional information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings.

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172 calories, 5.7 g total fat, 1.8 g saturated fat, 4 g protein, 31 g carbohydrate, 9 g dietary fiber, 19 g sugar, 0.0 mg cholesterol, 115 mg sodium

Developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness

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