Fruit, Nut & Yogurt Broccoli Slaw

This delicious dish can be either a vegetable on the side, or the main focus of a healthy vegetarian lunch. If your a raw food purist, this dish wouldn’t work for you – as yogurt is heated when it’s made. But since it’s “mostly” raw, I listed it for the benefit of those who are just looking to increase their raw food intake, not eliminate cooked foods.

The main ingredient is broccoli slaw – you buy it in the grocery in a pre-packaged bag. It usually has a little bit of carrots and red cabbage mixed in. I like using plain Greek yogurt – it’s thicker than regular yogurt so the slaw doesn’t get runny. Plus I can control exactly how much and what kind of sweetener I use. But in a pinch, regular vanilla or lemon yogurt would do. Just skip the added sweetener!

2 c. broccoli slaw
1/2 c plain Greek yogurt
2 T honey (or agave)
1/4 c raisins, chopped
1/4 c walnuts (toasting them gives better flavor, but you can leave them raw if you prefer)
1/2 c crushed pineapple, drained well

Mix the yogurt and honey, then add the fruits and nuts. Stir in the broccoli slaw and serve!

The consistency will become a bit mushier if you make it ahead and leave it in the refrigerator, but it’s still delicious – and some people actually prefer the slightly softer texture.


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