While many traditional coleslaws contain sugar, this one gets its subtle sweetness from honey, apple, and raisins. Cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and several cancers.
Peter Berley, former executive chef of Angelica Kitchen in New York City and author of "The Flexitarian Table," created this healthier version of a traditional family favorite."My mom liked to combine apple, celery, raisins, and walnuts with some mayo," he says. "It was one of the salady things she'd put out with the meal. My recipe is a postmodern expression of that. The apple is tart; the celery has a saline minerality; and the sunchokes provide earthiness. Treble, alto, and bass. Walnuts add the sweetness and fat, which really ties the salad together."
Sweet-and-sour beet-and-apple relish is a blend of earthy red beets, tart Granny Smith apples, and onion, with a hint of Dijon mustard. It marries particularly well with cold chicken, gravlax, and smoked fish such as trout.