Citrus Slaw


I have been having the best time creating salads! This was not always so. I have always been a fruit lover, but not a huge fan of salads. I love roasted and other cooked veggies, but salads never excited me before. As I work day by day to eat even healthier and drink more water, salads become exciting to me! I have fun getting out lots of ingredients and thinking about how to make a fun, delicious and colorful salad! 

This is what I did with this coleslaw. Truth be told, I didn't really use to like cabbage or coleslaw much until I discovered purple cabbage. As a visual person and very much an artist at heart, it had me at "purple." It really doesn't taste different but it pleases the eye and then in turn pleases the palate. I will keep bringing you all lots of artful salads. To me, there must be lots of color on the plate! Next adventure will be using kale and collard greens. Yum! 

Citrus Slaw: 

2 cups purple cabbage, finely chopped

2 cups green cabbage, finely chopped

1 large carrot, finely grated

1 large grapefruit, sectioned and each section cut in half. 

1 orange, sectioned, and each section cut in half.

+ all juice of the grapefruit and orange 

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/3 cup raisins

1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Mix all of the ingredients together. This salad tastes great even after 2-3 days in the refrigerator and it's yummy to have all of the citrus juice at the bottom. It's a great salad to make ahead to have with meals and take with you for lunch because it stays crispy! 

Enjoy your artful salad! Here's to your health! 

With care,


Trista Ainsworth

I am a professional organizer and decluttering expert. I help clients create more peace, joy and freedom in the spaces in their homes and businesses.