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Pickled Radish and Cabbage Slaw

Serves 8

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    Crunchy, with sharp and satisfying flavour, this hearty salad is a great accompaniment to tacos (including the ones in the next recipe). Cabbage is high in fibre and vitamins C and K. Higher consumption of cruciferous vegetables such as radishes and cabbage is linked to lower rates of cancer.

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    Make ahead

    Unlike a typical green salad, this one can stand up to an hour or two in the fridge, so if you want to make it ahead of time, go for it. The cabbage will soften up and some water will be released; just drain any excess before serving.

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    Pickled Radish and Cabbage Slaw

      Ingredients

      • 1/4 cup (60 mL) lime juice
      • 1/3 cup (80 mL) apple cider vinegar
      • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) honey or maple syrup
      • 9 radishes, sliced in matchsticks to make 1 cup (250 mL)
      • Pinch of salt

      Nutrition

      Per serving:

      • calories34
      • protein1 g
      • total fat0 g
        • sat. fat0 g
      • total carbohydrates8 g
        • sugars5 g
        • fibre2 g
      • sodium39 mg

      Directions

      01

      1 small head of cabbage, sliced finely to make about 10 cups (2.5 L)

      02

      In small bowl, combine lime juice, vinegar, and honey; add radishes. Allow to stand for 30 minutes. Add pinch of salt to cabbage and combine with radish and vinegar mixture.

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