I discovered this raw coleslaw at People's Market deli in OB. I am not usually a huge coleslaw fan, but the first bite was so surprisingly delicious with the perfect blend of subtle flavor that I had to know what was in it. So...I got the recipe, and I am very excited to share it with you! The amazing part of this dish really isn't the cabbage, but the delicious creamy dressing made with raw sunflower seeds. Even better, it makes a huge batch, perfect for your next family gathering, potluck, summer BBQ, or lunch all week.
People's Raw Coleslaw with Sunflower-Dill Dressing
1/2 pound red cabbage, sliced thin
1/2 pound green cabbage, sliced thin
1 1/4 cups carrots, peeled and grated
1/2 bunch green onions, sliced
3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
4 T olive oil
1 T nama shoyu (raw soy sauce) or regular soy sauce
2 T apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 T fresh dill, minced (adding more makes this dressing spectacular if you like dill!)
1/2 T garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh oregano, minced (use dried if you don't have any on hand)
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves (my addition)
1 T lemon juice
Place cabbage, carrots and green onions in a large bowl. Place the rest of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Pour over vegetables and mix well.
Sunflower seeds are considered a perfect vegetarian source of protein, providing a good source of energy. They contain pectin which removes toxic metals from the body and are also good for improving skin conditions.