December 15, 2021

Recipe: Crunchy Winter Slaw

A refreshing, 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 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 1/2-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
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 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.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings

Calories: 172
Total fat: 5.7 g
Saturated fat: 1.8 g
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrate: 31 g
Dietary fiber: 9 g
Sugar: 19 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 115 mg


— Developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness.

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