Looking for an easy, HEALTHY, make ahead side dish for Memorial Day weekend? I am in LOVE with this recipe! The flavors are outstanding and just get better as they have time to mingle in the fridge together. I can’t take any credit for envisioning this deliciousness!
BUT I did find it and made it and am sharing it so I get to take some tiny bit of credit…. don’t I ?
My best friend moved into a new house a few weekends ago and lucky for me I was able to get a HUGE stash of MINT that just happened to be growing in her new yard! I can’t wait to go back for more! So immediately I wanted to find a nice salad that would compliment this fantastic smelling fresh mint. I was browsing through my Ellie Krieger cookbook, The Food You Crave and found this salad. I slightly changed some things and changed the name to a slaw instead of salad, because that is just how I see it. A perfect side dish, low calorie, grated with a light dressing. Total YUM!
It takes no time at all when you have a food processor to grate the ingredients and toss it with the simple dressing.
Isn’t it the prettiest salad/slaw you’ve ever seen???
AND it’s NOT drowning in mayonnaise either!
Recipe slightly adapted from Ellie Krieger, “The Food You Crave”.
Carrot Apple Mint Slaw with Yogurt Honey Dressing
- 1/4 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 pound carrots, peeled
- 1 Granny Smith apple, cored
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped mint
- salt to taste
In a small bowl whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar and honey until smooth. In a food processor, grate the carrot then the apple. Transfer to a large serving bowl and toss with the dressing. Mix in the chopped mint and season with salt if necessary. This can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for 3 days in an air tight container.
Servings: 4* Calories per serving: 134* Fat: 5g* Fiber: 4g* Carbs: 20g* Protein: 3g* Points+: 3*
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