Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Fall Slaw With Asian Pears and Almonds

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Another creation I made from last week’s CSA share. I love getting creative when I have a fridge full of produce, especially with things like cabbage and Asian pears.

I’ve been using cabbage here and there for a few years but it still isn’t something I regularly buy.

On the other hand, I don’t think I’ve ever purchased an Asian pear.

Asian Pear

I always thought they were an apple-pear hybrid but apparently they are their own fruit!

You learn something new every day.

I decided to use one in a slaw with the ginormous head of cabbage. At first I thought I’d use the whole thing but after shredding half I realized I need to ease back ’cause you know, I’m the only one who’s going to be eating some funky cole slaw in my house.

Fall Slaw Ingredients

I decided to put more of that full fat yogurt to use and seeing the quart of apple cider we picked up from the Corn Maze this weekend gave me the idea to get more “fall” with the flavors of this slaw.

Fall Slaw with Asian Pears and AlmondsThe result was tasty and I love the hint of flavor from the cinnamon and nutmeg. It was a fun twist.  I’m  not sure I could pull it off as a Thanksgiving side, but it definitely tasted like I should be eating it in October, not like “regular” slaw, which screams summer to me.

Here’s what I did …

  • Half of a large head of cabbage, shredded (I used 500g)
  • 1 Asian pear, cut into small thin strips
  • 1 large carrot, julienned or grated (100g)
  • 4 oz (115g) yogurt
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 oz (28g) almonds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Kosher salt

Cut and prep all the ingredients. I did it all while chatting with The Husband who ordered his lunch in.

The  Husband

He had no interest in the slaw. None.

Place the cabbage, carrots, Asian pear, and almonds in a large bowl.

Fall Slaw with Asian Pears and Almonds Step 1

In a smaller bowl mix the yogurt, cider, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of kosher salt to make the dressing.

Fall Slaw Dressing

Pour the dressing on top …

Fall Slaw with Asian Pears and Almonds - Step 2

… and toss!

Fall Slaw with Asian Pears and Almonds close up

Pile on the plate and enjoy!

Fall Slaw with Asian Pears and Almonds finished

I ended up with 4 servings at the size plated above. It’s just over 200g but I’m not sure how many cups.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4  210g
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
120 4g 6g old: 2 new: 3
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
12g 0g 19g 5g

See other recipes using: apple cider, asian pear, cabbage, carrots, cinnamon, nutmeg, yogurt

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    Krista S.

    October 31, 2013

    That looks and sounds really amazing! We love Asian pears and buy them whenever we see them on sale for $1 each or less. They are pricey fruits! I have half a cabbage in the fridge right now and am getting Asian pears tonight, so I will give this a try really soon.

    Lu H.

    November 1, 2013

    This looks so good! I love cabbage almost any way it's prepared. I think I will make this and add a tsp or more of horseradish to give it a bit of a kick.


    November 1, 2013

    I made this for supper tonight. I changed it up a smidge, I didn't have an Asian pear, so I used a Honeycrisp apple, and threw in some dried cranberries. My husband kept eating it and eating it, saying, "Wow, is this good!" This recipe is a keeper. Who knew yogurt could make such a great dressing for coleslaw?!