I love the tasty simplicity of this easy carrot apple slaw. And that it's made with two ingredients I always have in the refrigerator: carrots and apples.
Shredded carrots and diced apple are tossed with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt and freshly ground black pepper. It's a lot like the French Shredded Carrot Salad, I love so much, except that this has apples and uses honey instead of sugar to add sweetness.
The recipe jumped out at me as I was reading through, "Weight Watchers Five Ingredient 15 Minute Recipes," a magazine that I picked up during a visit to Costco back in February or March that got lost among my stacks, and stacks, of cookbooks and cooking magazines.
Does that ever happen to you? Do you lose and/or ignore things you "just had to have" in the moment—for weeks, months and sometimes years?
I know it's a sign that I may have too many cookbooks and cooking magazines, but I'm not willing to remedy the situation, not yet anyway!
I made the recipe as it was written, except for the addition of a handful of dried cranberries that I chopped up and tossed in.
I'll just add them as an optional addition in the ingredients list and let you decide whether they are worth the extra Points. Enjoy!
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Slaw?
According to my calculations, each generous 1-cup serving has about 115 calories and:
2 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Easy Carrot Apple Slaw Recipe
- 2-½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3-½ cups (about 1 pound) grated carrots
- 1-½ cups (1 medium) diced Granny Smith apple
- ¼ cup dried cranberries, chopped (optional)
- Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, and honey until well blended.
- Add the carrots, apple and cranberries (if using) and toss well.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper and toss again.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Weight Watchers Friendly Salads:
- Weight Watchers Carrot Salad with Raisins & Walnuts
- Italian Arugula Salad
- Skinny Chopped Greek Salad
- Brussels Sprouts Salad
- Orange Spinach Salad
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I like carrot and apple too. Loved this recipe very much. Definitely try this one out and I must say its a healthy snack food.