Light and Refreshing

This light and refreshing slaw is the perfect combination of flavor, color, nutrition, and crunch. It can be served alongside fish or chicken and is great for a potluck or gathering.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely chopped cabbage (can use red, green, or a combination)
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 large or 2 small oranges, cut into segments
  • 1/2 cup finely sliced green onion
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup roasted cashews or almonds, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes or 1-2 teaspoons sriracha sauce


  1. Combine the cabbage, bell pepper, green onions, cilantro, and mint together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. For the vinaigrette, whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. Toss the slaw with dressing to taste and serve.
Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.