Rating: 4.34 stars
67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Great winter salad with all raw veggies! You have to try it to believe how wonderful it is. Our 3 girls (6 and under) call it 'Sister Slaw' and will it eat before the rest of the meal. Massage the salad with your hands, especially the kale, to get the dressing worked into the veggies. This is critical and helps soften everything and really is the most important part!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
10 cups
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together the kale, green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, and onion in a very large bowl; set aside.

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  • Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, maple syrup, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the vegetables, and stir thoroughly, making sure to coat the vegetables very well. Chill in the refrigerator for two hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

136 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 10.1g; fat 10.6g; sodium 47.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2010
Since kale is so bitter I added a bit more maple syrup than the recipe called for as well as toasted walnuts and dried cranberries. It was fabulous!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2013
This was a fantastic dish but only with some modifications to the recipe to make it that way; hence I deducted stars. I used all quantities and ingredients indicated and followed the recipe steps exactly except that I used equal amounts of oil and vinegar as other reviewers suggested. If I had not followed this suggestion the dish would have been overwhelmingly oily. After letting the slaw marinate I tasted it for salt and pepper (I had added the pinch of each as suggested in the recipe when I mixed it earlier). I found that I needed to add 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper to the slaw to make it edible; otherwise it would have been completely bland. With the modifications listed above this dish was the hit of my family's Christmas gathering. We ate it for two more days and it remained crunchy and delicious. It was the perfect dish to balance out the heavier foods of a Christmas dinner and I'll be making it again in the future. Read More
(11)
67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2010
Since kale is so bitter I added a bit more maple syrup than the recipe called for as well as toasted walnuts and dried cranberries. It was fabulous!!!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2009
Awesome! Made it all organic! This could be a meal for our family!!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2012
I use less onion season to taste and add toasted rough chopped almonds. We enjoy this as a side dish as well as a main dish by adding smoked salmon and Pecorino Romano. Easy and healthy. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2012
Fantastic! I made a big bowl thinking it would last us for a few meals but no we ate it all in one supper! The kale I used had purple spines not sure what variety that is and it was so pretty. I also cut down on prep time by using bagged carrot slaw and I threw some chicken in to make it a complete meal. I only marinated it for about four hours and it was perfect. I am going to be making this for two family reunions this summer and can't wait to hear the rave reviews! Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2013
This was a fantastic dish but only with some modifications to the recipe to make it that way; hence I deducted stars. I used all quantities and ingredients indicated and followed the recipe steps exactly except that I used equal amounts of oil and vinegar as other reviewers suggested. If I had not followed this suggestion the dish would have been overwhelmingly oily. After letting the slaw marinate I tasted it for salt and pepper (I had added the pinch of each as suggested in the recipe when I mixed it earlier). I found that I needed to add 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper to the slaw to make it edible; otherwise it would have been completely bland. With the modifications listed above this dish was the hit of my family's Christmas gathering. We ate it for two more days and it remained crunchy and delicious. It was the perfect dish to balance out the heavier foods of a Christmas dinner and I'll be making it again in the future. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2013
I love this slaw with kale from my local farmers market. I usually substitute brocoli slaw instead of the cabbage and carrots. I use organic sugar instead of maple syrup. Also have used red wine vinegar instead of balsamic. Great healthy salad for the winter! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2009
In the midwest they make vegatables larger! I only used 1/2 of a cabbage and 1/2 of a "bunch" of kale. This recipe does not need the full 2/3 cup oil about 1/2 cup should do nicely. Otherwise very good. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2011
Tastes good Smells good very pretty! Very fresh! I added juice from a whole lime used a 1/4 of an onion and a generous amount of maple syrup. I also added some toasted seseamee seeds. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
05/07/2009
This was just average for us. It sounded so interesting but nothing about it made me say Wow. It needs something to vary the texture--some pine nuts or walnuts would be nice and maybe some sun-dried tomatoes. Otherwise it was a bit boring. Thanks anyway. Read More
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