Spooky Slaw up closeBeautiful Halloween shades of purple, orange, and green await you in this simple slaw! It contains only fresh, raw ingredients, and is packed with complimentary flavors and textures. It is suitable for a side dish or even a healthy Halloween treat. Spooky Slaw at a distanceThis is also a great way to get kids who "don’t like vegetables" to load up their plates with carrots and cabbage!

Ingredients (organic whenever possible):

  • 5 carrots, grated
  • 2 C. red cabbage, shredded (which looks purple)
  • 1 C. raisins (soak in water first if they are not very plump)
  • 1/3 C. raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 C. raw pumpkin seeds (aka: pepitas)

If you’ve got a food processor, you can use it for shredding and grating the veggies at warp speed, otherwise just do it by hand. Toss together salad ingredients before adding dressing:

  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup (grade A or B)
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger, fresh grated*
  • 4 Tbsp. cold-pressed oil of your choice (olive, flax, hemp, walnut, etc.)
  • salt to taste

Dissolve the maple syrup in the lemon juice. Add remaining ingredients. Pour over salad and toss. Allow to marinate at least 15 minutes.

To serve, leave in large bowl for individual serving or pile tall mounds (as seen in pictures) on separate plates. Look at all those colors and textures!

*Adjust ginger to your tastes. I usually use 1 Tbsp. powdered ginger which is too much for many people, but suits me fine. Stick to fresh ginger for a more subdued taste.

Suitable for: Vegan, Vegetarian, & Raw Food diets (use agave in place of maple for 100% raw)