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Nigella’s New Orleans Coleslaw Made Lectin-Free

When I cooked for guests last weekend, I checked one of Nigella’s cookbooks I have at home (slightly damaged by a flooding three years ago, but still functional) to get some inspiration. Her love for entertaining is famous and I knew I might find something interesting that can be converted into a nutritious lectin-free dish. And I did: her New Orleans Coleslaw looked exactly like what I needed for this event.

Lectin-free coleslaw, with a little extra nutrition

This is as easy to make as a traditional coleslaw, but it has much more flavor and nutrition. The original recipe included maple syrup and buttermilk, both not Plant Paradox compliant, but I knew it would be as good without. I think is a great dish to prepare with kids, because it has all the colorful ingredients and vegetables that children usually are familiar with and like: cabbage, both green and purple, carrots, celery, green onions plus pecans.

It’s also great for making in advance and having it for a workday lunch next day, by itself or adding some protein next to it. We ate it two ways, once as a side dish or simple, vegetarian salad and half of it we mixed it with the last leftovers of our turkey (some breast meat) and make a turkey / coleslaw salad that tasted amazing. Added some more extra virgin olive oil when serving for more Omega-3s.

This was the half mixed with turkey, that went into a glass container and stored for future meals.

As per the mayonnaise, I used the only Plant Paradox compliant mayonnaise, as far as I know, Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo. A home made mayo would be even better, but sometimes I go with convenience (and I have to say, it tastes pretty great too).  If you don’t do eggs, I would recommend having this salad with more extra virgin olive oil, eventually mixed with some goat yogurt or almond cream cheese.

I recommend buying raw pecans and roast them slightly, nut oils are highly susceptible to oxidation so is better you control the process at home. They taste much better too.

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Nigella's New Orleans Coleslaw Made Lectin-Free

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By Claudia Curici Serves: Multiple
Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 8 minutes

An easy, packed with nutrition and delicious lectin-free side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium white / green cabbage, finely sliced
  • 1/4 small red cabbage, finely sliced
  • 2 small to medium carrots, grated
  • 4-5 spring onions, sliced at an angle
  • 2 celery stalks, finely sliced at an angle
  • one generous handful of slightly roasted pecans
  • 4-5 tbsps avocado mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1

Roast the pecans for about 8 minutes at 350F.

2

Prepare all the veggies and mix them with the rest of the ingredients. Taste and add more mayo, apple cider vinegar if needed and adjust for salt and pepper.

3

Ideally, store in the fridge for a couple of hours before eating.

Notes

You can add cooked chicken to this salad or serve it as a side dish. I live to add more extra virgin olive oil when serving for extra Omega-3s.

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