Simply Healthy Family: Sweet and Tangy Brussels Coleslaw with Fennel, Chopped Apples and Golden Raisins #SundaySupper


Sweet and Tangy Brussels Coleslaw with Fennel, Chopped Apples and Golden Raisins #SundaySupper

April is all about celebrating the great outdoors in all of Mother Nature's glory.  The sun is finally able to break through the clouds and warm your cheeks, much in need of a rosy glow. The breeze is still cool and playful and glorious flowers are popping up everywhere, even here in the middle of the desert. You just can't help yourself but to soak in as much of it as you possibly can, chores and 'To Do Lists' be damned.


April 22nd is Earth Day and April 23rd is National Picnic Day so the creative folks at Sunday Supper are sharing their favorite spring recipes to enjoy while picnicking in the great outdoors.

I came up with my all time favorite picnic food, coleslaw. I make it a few different ways depending on my mood and what the main dish will be but stick to the same basic sweet and tart yogurt sauce.
This time I used thinly shaved baby Brussels sprouts instead of cabbage and diced gala apples and golden raisins to naturally sweeten up along with just a touch of local, desert honey. A small handful of shaved fennel really made this side dish the main attraction and had everyone slowly enjoying each and every bite.

picnic recipe

TIME        10 MINUTES               SERVES       6

2 cups shaved Brussels Sprouts
1-2 small gala (or similar) apples, diced
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup quartered and thinly sliced fennel bulb
1/2 cup julienned carrots
1 cup Greek yogurt (you want the thick, creaminess)
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons Dutch poppy seeds

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine. Chill in an airtight container. Can be made up to 3 days ahead. 

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  1. YUMMM! I love that you used Greek yogurt instead of mayo for this slaw.

  2. Great combination for a beautiful salad for a picnic or anytime!!

  3. Love the addition of poppy seeds. I don't think about using them enough.

  4. This sounds great to me I love slaws!

  5. You had me at coleslaw, Gwen! (One of my faves, too.) But what a brilliant move to substitute shaved Brussel sprouts! Pinning and saving the recipe =)

  6. Your slaw looks terrific, Gwen. I love shredded sprouts in salads so will add this to my "need to make" list! Pinning.

  7. I love this coleslaw! It looks so good!

  8. I must make this yummy looking slaw! Wow, the flavors look deliciously balanced!

  9. Brussels slaw is so yummy, love your additions

  10. What a great combination of flavors. I think I would love this slaw.

  11. This would be a hit at any picnic! Great combos.

  12. Just pinned. Can't wait to try it. It's perfect for s picnic. I love recipes that have a twist-- it's not your typical coleslaw. Cheers, Dana of Foodie Goes Healthy

  13. Oh yum! We love Brussels sprouts, but I haven't had them raw yet.

  14. Delicious picnic salad, Gwen! Love all that fresh veggies with the creamy Greek yogurt :)

  15. This is way better than your average coleslaw! And definitely prettier, too :)



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