The typical coleslaw is not my favorite among salads. Raw cabbage and the one dimensional texture, it is alright but I definitely do not go for seconds. My mom makes this coleslaw with a mixture of different vegetables. There is protein from the chickpeas, freshness from the cucumber and tomatoes, the crispness of the red onion and cabbage, sweetness from the craisins and the creamy dressing just brings it all together.
The dressing is the same one I used for my Broccoli Slaw so if you click on the dressing link it will take you to that recipe.
In reality you can substitute these vegetables with others that you prefer. The flavour profile is crunchy, sweet and creamy. For example, you can substitute the craisins with apples. So go nuts!
Preparation Time – 20 Minutes
Cook Time – 5 Minutes
Serves – 5- 6
Chickpeas – 1 (19 Oz) Can, drained and washed
Cucumber – 1, diced
Tomato – 1, diced
Cabbage – 2 Cups shredded
Craisins – 1 cup
Celery – 3 stalks, diced
Red Onion – Small, diced
Combine all the ingredients with the dressing. Chill for a few hours before serving. Enjoy!