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Super Bowl: Pecan Orange Slaw

If you're looking for last-minute vegan Super Bowl recipes that won't widen your waist, toss this unusual slaw together.

If you're looking for last-minute vegan Super Bowl recipes that won't widen your waist, toss this unusual slaw together.
If you're looking for last-minute vegan Super Bowl recipes that won't widen your waist, toss this unusual slaw together.

Pecans are good and good for you

Pecans aren't just for snacking. These rich, delicious nuts can be added to sweet or savory recipes to add texture, flavor and heart-healthy nutrition. Combining them with cancer-fighting cabbage and antioxidant-rich oranges gives you a vegan Super Bowl recipe that tastes good and is good for you.

“Whether you’re tailgating, going to a big party or watching the Super Bowl at home this year, try working pecans into your menu,” suggests Vickie Mabry, the executive director for the National Pecan Shellers Association (NPSA).  “Pecans have a hearty, meaty texture that works great in recipes or eaten alone.  They will stay with you longer than other high carb snacks and make an ideal snack choice for everyone, including kids.”

That said, gather up the ingredients, and make this easy Super Bowl side dish.

Pecan Orange Slaw

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cabbage head, small, shredded

  • 4 oranges, small, peeled, diced

  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped

  • 3/4 cup vegan mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, oranges and pecans.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together mayo, lemon juice, sugar, and salt.

  3. Pour mayo mixture over cabbage mixture and toss to coat.

  4. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes before serving.


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