There’s nothing like warm weather to inspire the “coleslaw” in us. This one is a yummy blend of cabbages, radishes, carrots and orange. And the perfect partner to zesty orange flavor? Basil.

Basil has a lot of “bang for your buck”. It’s full of anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial compounds. The herb is very low in calories and contains no cholesterol. Try it in this recipe, and you’ll discover it adds lots of flavor to more than just pesto or caprese salad.

Use this slaw as a side, topping slices of avocado in a pita or serve it as a bed for  grilled white fish for dinner tonight – Yum!

Orange and Honey Coleslaw

3 Cups Shredded Purple Cabbage

1 Cup Shredded Napa Cabbage

1 Cup Shredded Jicama

1 Cup Shredded Radishes

1 Cup Shredded Carrots

½ Cup Thinly Sliced Green Onions

½ Cup Chopped Basil

1 Recipe Orange and Honey Dressing

Toss together all the ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss well.

Orange and Honey Dressing

2 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 TB Honey

¼ Cup Orange Juice

1 Clove Garlic, Grated

1 Tsp Cumin

½ Tsp Ground Coriander

½ Tsp Smoked Paprika

½ Tsp Fine Sea Salt

¼ Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl

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