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Healthy Rainbow Slaw

by IBD Medical on July 02, 2020

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Cabbage is often overlooked despite being nutrient and vitamin-rich. Cabbage is low calorie but is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Here is a delicious recipe using Chinese cabbage and red cabbage. A little tip to make this extra tasty, lightly roast the sunflower seeds and pepitas in a frying pan before adding them to the slaw. This creates an extra crunch that is delicious!

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • ¼ Chinese cabbage, shredded
  • ¼ red cabbage, shredded
  • ½ red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • ½ yellow capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup pepitas


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a large bowl combine cabbage, capsicum, carrot, spring onions and sunflower seeds. Toss to combine.
  2. In a small bowl combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin and salt. Lightly whisk until blended.
  3. Drizzle dressing over the slaw and lightly toss. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Nutrition Info:

Per Serve: 895 kJ, carbohydrates 10.8g, protein 4.8g, total fat 18.6g (sat. fat 2.1g), fibre 3.7g, sodium 233mg


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