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    Magic Slaw (Pineapply and Poppy Seed Coleslaw)

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    2 hrs 20 mins

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    2 hrs

    A Good Thing's Note:

    A happy, healthy summer slaw made with a lemon and poppy-seed dressing! And don't forget to sweeten it up with delicious agave nectar! Great addition to any BBQ or potluck lunch. I've taken it to a few dinner parties and also to large get togethers. It's loved wherever it lands. Cook time is chill time.

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    Serves: 8



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    • 1/2 small head of cabbage, shredded small
    • 1 cup pineapple, chopped into small slivers
    • 2 tablespoons onions, sliced into small thin slivers
    • 1 fresh lemon, juice of
    • 1/3 cup coconut oil, I use Spectrum Organic
    • 1 teaspoon vinegar, I use Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
    • 1/3 cup agave nectar, I use Madhava
    • 1 teaspoon poppy seed
    • 3/4 cup mayonnaise, I use Blue Plate
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt, I use Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, fresh ground to taste
    • 1 teaspoon lemon basil (optional)


    1. 1
      Chop cabbage: I cut my half head in half again. And then I cut each quarter into 1-inch strips. These are what I shred by cutting in 1/8 inch slices with a big knife. Makes for easy eating. Place in a large mixing bowl and break up any big pieces with your hands.
    2. 2
      Cut up pineapple: I do something similar with the pineapple. What you are looking for are 1/2 inch slivers a bit bigger around than matchsticks. Add into the bowl with the cabbage and give it mix again. I use my hands (which are sterile) to let the flavors begin to blend right away.
    3. 3
      Chop onion into small thin slivers (no longer than 1/2 inch) and mix in with the cabbage and pineapple. Put a lid on this and put aside.
    4. 4
      Note: Make sure your coconut oil is in liquid form. If it is firm, heat slightly.
    5. 5
      Make dressing: Squeeze lemon juice into medium bowl. Whisk together with all remaining ingredients except mayonnaise and lemon basil.
    6. 6
      Taste for a nice sweet & sour balance. Add more vinegar or agave as needed to get a good blend and balance.
    7. 7
      Now whisk in your mayonnaise. Make sure you get it smooth.
    8. 8
      Pour the dressing over the cabbage, pineapple, and onions. Mix thoroughly.
    9. 9
    10. 10
      At this point I always add a bit more mayonnaise and blend it inches I don't know why. I just love mayonnaise. :).
    11. 11
      If you like basil, here is where you add it. The lemon basil makes such a nice addition but is not necessary to the outcome really. I do NOT chop with a knife. I tear the basil into small bits and gently blend into the slaw.
    12. 12
      Now place your slaw (after you test it one more time, ha ha) in a pretty serving bowl, cover and place in the fridge and chill for at least 2 hours.
    13. 13
      Serve to family and friends and enjoy your magic!

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    Nutritional Facts for Magic Slaw (Pineapply and Poppy Seed Coleslaw)

    Serving Size: 1 (106 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 190.0
    Calories from Fat 150
    Total Fat 16.6 g
    Saturated Fat 8.9 g
    Cholesterol 5.7 mg
    Sodium 237.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 5.1 g
    Protein 1.0 g

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