Rainbow Slaw with Orange Balsamic Dressing

Posted by Healthful Elements Staff

This post was written by Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, who, along with Jill, co-authored the #1 best selling Essential Thyroid Cookbook.

©Recipe by Lisa Markley, MS, RDN

This vibrant salad brings all the fresh, crunchy, juicy, and bright flavors you want and all the colorful, disease-fighting antioxidants you need.  


2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage (about ½ pound)
1 bunch lacinato kale, de-stemmed and leaves thinly sliced
1 medium bulb raw fennel, thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 apple, julienned
¾ cup blueberries
1-2 oranges, peeled and segmented
¾ cup toasted sunflower seeds 


1-2 teaspoons orange zest
¼ cup orange juice
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste 


  1. Combine cabbage, kale, fennel, bell pepper, apple, blueberries, orange segments, and sunflower seeds together in a large bowl. 
  2. Whisk dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  3. Pour dressing over slaw mixture to taste. Store any extra dressing in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to two weeks. 
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