Cranberry Slaw: A Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving Dish

by Dr. Stephen Sinatra
Filed Under: Holiday Recipes, Recipes
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Cranberries help to lower your cholesterol and are loaded with antioxidants.One of the most heart-healthy foods on many Thanksgiving tables is cranberries. Studies have shown that these tiny red, sweet-tart berries can help to lower cholesterol and have a favorable impact on cholesterol interactions. Plus, cranberries are loaded with antioxidants.

Many people serve cranberry sauce to their Thanksgiving table, which is loaded with sugar. One of the favorite traditions in the Sinatra house is to make Cranberry Slaw instead. Not only does it give you cranberries, but heart-healthy olive oil, fiber-rich cabbage, and more.

Cranberry Slaw

½ head green cabbage (about 2 cups), shredded 
½ head red cabbage (about 2 cups), shredded 
6 scallions, sliced, or 1 small red onion, diced (or use a combination of both)
1 cup dried cranberries 
½ cup extra virgin olive oil 
¼ cup balsamic vinegar 
½ tsp. sea salt 
½ tsp. ground black pepper 
1 tsp. ground cumin 
½ tsp. ground, dried mustard powder

Mix together cabbage, onions, and cranberries in large bowl. Whisk oil, vinegar, and seasonings in a small bowl. Pour over cabbage mixture; mix thoroughly. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.

(Makes 8 servings, and keeps for 4-5 days.)

Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to enjoy cranberries?

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