“Super Healthy Raw-Slaw” with fennel, celery & carrot (egg free, dairy free)

  • Super healthy raw-slaw with celery, fennel, carrot by Trinity

This is a crunchy, appetizing alternative to traditional ‘coleslaw’. It serves well as part of a salad buffet; or a cracker topping; a sandwich filling or a side dish.

It benefits from the incredible health affirming goodness of fennel and celery (check out my Health Benefits of Celery article for its amazing properties), along with a tasteful combination of wholesome ingredients to create a creamy tahini sauce.

Super healthy raw-slaw with celery, fennel, carrot by Trinity

I must admit, I am a big fan of tahini sauce. It lends itself well to super health food cuisine, offering a much loved creamy alternative to dairy. It is important to get a nice tahini though.

There are lots of different tahini’s out there; all with different tastes (and to be quite honest, it can be a bit off-putting if you get a grainy bitter one). Make sure you get a creamy, delicious version. I tend to avoid the raw ones as they generally just don’t do it for me.

I’ve also tried making my own in my high powered food processor, but I’ve not yet managed to get that delectable creaminess.  In the UK, Suma, Essentials, Sunita and Cypressa do the best ones. They are all creamy and delicious and they also do organic, light versions (‘light’ means it has been creamed without the husks). In the USA a friend put me onto Achva Organic Tahini which I can recommend for my North American readers. She did not like tahini until she found that one. Now she’s a big fan… so I am thrilled that she didn’t give up!

There are some other delicious brands out there although I’ve forgotten the names. If you have a favourite please do let me know and I’ll check them out.

Celery is often overlooked, but with a powerhouse of phyto-nutrients, celery is a health seeker’s dream come true. The benefits can be found in the leaves, stalks, seeds and roots.

I didn’t used to be a fan of the stuff, but over recent years, I began to consistently notice how good I feel when I eat. Then I found out why. It turns out that, like many vegetables, celery is a power-packed, health supporting superstar!

Celery can help lower blood pressure and reduce cardiovascular diseases. It is a powerf anti-inflammatory and disease-fighting anti-oxidant superstar. It’s good for join health, good for the bladder and well, just an all round gem. Read more abut the health benefits of celery here: https://www.kindearth.net/celerys-superfood-health-benefits-lots-of/

Celery benefits by Trinity

Super healthy raw-slaw with celery, fennel, carrot by Trinity

 

"Super Healthy Raw-Slaw" with fennel, celery & carrot (egg free, dairy free)

Yield: 2 large portions
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
This is a crunchy, appetizing alternative to traditional 'coleslaw'. It serves as part of a salad buffet; a cracker topping; a sandwich filling or a side dish... It benefits from the incredible health affirming goodness of fennel and celery (check out my Health Benefits of Celery article), along with a tasteful combination of wholesome ingredients to create a creamy tahini sauce.

Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • 4 large celery
  • 1 small (200g) fennel
  • 1 large carrot

Sauce Ingredients:

  • ½ small apple
  • ½ lemon (juiced)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon mustard (the jarred sort)
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp caraway seeds (optional)
  • Small handful of seeds

Instructions

Slice the celery into small slices (using the leaves too, if there are any).

Grate carrot.

Chop and thinly slice the fennel (removing any tough outer layers etc).

Make the sauce by chopping the apple, juicing the lemon and blending together in a small jug with all other sauce ingredients to make a thick cream/sauce.

Mix cream in thoroughly with the vegetables. Sprinkle with your favourite seeds and serve.

Enjoy!

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12 Comments

  1. […] Add crunch to a salad: Chop and mix in with any salad for a tangy crunch. One of my favourite ways to enjoy celery is in my salad here: Super-Healthy Raw-Slaw […]

  2. Sarojini November 21, 2014 at 7:41 am - Reply

    I like this recipe- fennel is a fave of mine. And thanks for the celery infographic too- i can think of a few people I’d like to share that with, who think celery is just water!

    • Trinity November 21, 2014 at 8:00 am - Reply

      It’s great to know there are other health advocates out there Sarojini – thank you for sharing.

  3. Jannis December 6, 2014 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    raw recipe! I’ll be trying this out as soon as possible. Thank you so much for sharing 😉 I’ll let you know how it came out, wild herbs would be a great match too in my opinion 🙂 much love <3

    • Trinity December 6, 2014 at 10:12 pm - Reply

      Great. Yes, there are so many different combinations of things to try 😉 Have fun!

  4. erna December 11, 2014 at 9:49 am - Reply

    I show it tot Mey vriend who has high blood pressure and he toon ons glas juice from the celery. Andere a miracle really, vis blood pressure was down tot normaal. Iets almost unbelievable. Sorry about My english.

  5. erna December 11, 2014 at 9:53 am - Reply

    I show it to My friend who has high blood pressure and when he drink a glas juice from the celery. Just a miracle really, his blood pressure was down to normaal. Its almost unbelievable. Sorry about My english.Also after a few days.

    • Trinity December 11, 2014 at 10:16 am - Reply

      That awesome erna 😉 Thanks for saying so.

  6. Airyfairycelt April 11, 2015 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Thank you for information about celery. We hate tablets and try with chia just now to see what we see!
    Is there a replacement for avocado and for fennel, thinking of nutrient matches here?
    Would you believe I am trying to put my own books together of 365 salads, 365 burgers, breads etc? Just for fun and something to leave later to two other avid experimental types that I put in the post (real post) every now and then.

  7. Jackie July 24, 2015 at 8:13 am - Reply

    I’d like to “low carb” this recipe. Does anyone have a suggestion of what I can replace the apple with?

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