Winter Citrus Slaw

From the Hidden Villa newsletter (February 2011).

Got a bad case of the winter doldrums? Reinvigorate your diet with the fresh raw vegetables and citrus in this bright, easy-to-make slaw that is packed with color, crunch and vitamins.


1 medium head of red or green cabbage
2 large carrots
1 medium beet
2 white grapefruit, rind and pith removed
1 lime, juiced
1 clove garlic
1/4 c minced fresh cilantro
1/4 c olive oil
3 T balsamic vinegar
Salt and black pepper to taste

Slaw Recipe

  1. Halve and core the cabbage and then very finely slice ribbons to create the ideal texture.
  2. Crush the garlic and marinate in the juice of the lime and the vinegar. Set aside.
  3. Coarsely grate the carrots and beet.
  4. Carve the grapefruit into 1/2 inch chunks or segments.
  5. Combine all vegetables and grapefruit in a large bowl with cilantro, oil, lime vinegar, and salt to taste.
  6. Toss and serve topped with ground pepper.



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