Healthy crunchy and tangy coleslaw using finely shredded fresh Brussel Sprouts with sweet peppers, red onions and carrots. This coleslaw has a vinaigrette based dressing made with cider vinegar, canola oil, herbs, spices and balanced with honey.
The biggest hurdle working with Brussels Sprouts raw is the bitterness of the aftertaste. It’s similar bitterness to arugula and radicchio, for some individuals this is welcome flavor profile, but for majority it’s just too bitter. So goal is to remove some of bitter notes and add some more sweeter cabbage to achieve balance. Also adding more sweet vegetables like mini sweet peppers and carrots can balance bitterness.
Vinaigrette Coleslaw Dressing
Making a vinaigrette dressing light needs balanced oil to vinegar ratio, the classic is 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar this has way too many fats in dressing. Using the proper ingredients with oil and vinegar a 1 to 1 ratio of oil and vinegar can be used. Using the right emulsifier to bind oil and vinegar helps, a sweet fruit purée works wonders. I am thinking Crushed pineapple blended into purée, then adding oil and vinegar. Because vinegar is so acidic and cutting the oil down drastically extra sweetness is the answer to achieve right balance. Honey is one very best sweetner, because of levels of sweetness it brings to the palette.
Boosting the flavor with spices is final step in making the right vinaigrette coleslaw dressing. The key to success is matching right spices, because of amount of bitterness in the Brussels Sprouts keeping more less intense strong spices like dill weed, celery seeds and smaller amounts mustard, these spices and herbs are very common in coleslaw dressing. The last seasoning adjustment is to add in the right amount of salt, pepper and sugar.
Choosing the right foods to go with Brussels Sprouts Coleslaw leads to many creative possibilities, first thought is pairing with fish, pork or poultry dishes. First pairing is with Air Fryer Potato Crusted Fish this be a perfect match with mild fish with more vibrant slaw. Let your thoughts go wild and venturesome, it’s time to be creative and enjoy fruits of your endeavors. Bon appétit.
Fresh fruit yogurt salad was inspired by the new Weight Watcher’s zero points for non-fat plain Greek yogurt. The heart of this recipe is using yogurt to provide a tart and creamy dressing. Non-fat Greek yogurt is packed with 15 grams of protein which is add plus to fresh fruit yogurt salad. The goal was to create a near zero fruit salad, this all depends on what is added to create this wonderful tasting salad.
First starting off with good Non-fat Greek Yogurt it’s all a matter of preference choosing the right yogurt. In this recipe I used Chobani non-fat Greek Yogurt.
The next step is to build the flavors using twice amount of vanilla extract and half the amount of almond extract. This addition to the yogurt gives a good balance to the dressing profile. Still the yogurt dressing is very tart and needs some sweetness.
Choosing the right sweetener is important, choosing Stevia Sweetener is more natural, than using aspartame a very common choice. Stevia is plant base sweetener, that has natural sweetness in leaves without the carbohydrates. This works fairly well some say it has slight aftertaste. But with vanilla and almond extract is good counter balance, giving a good overall taste to the Yogurt Dressing.
The fresh fruit can be any combinations of berries, citrus and cored fruits. Choosing the best fruits for season that adds good colors, textures and flavors is wide open. This recipe uses apples, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, grapes and coconut flakes because they are available almost all year around. A final touch was to add some toasted coconut as garnish to give a extra end crunchy texture.
Combine the fresh fruit of your choice with creamy non-fat yogurt dressing then topping it with some golden crispy toasted coconut is perfect salad combination. This salad can go with almost any foods, especially with poultry, pork and fish. The Fresh Fruit Yogurt Salad can be a new go to recipe that has Zero Weight Watcher Points that tastes outstanding.