Summer Vegetable Slaw

Serves 8

COST: $0.82

Per 1 cup

Calories: 85

Fat: 2g

Carbohydrates: 15g

Protein: 3g

Fiber: 3.5g

Sugar: 5g

Sodium: 22mg

1 small head Napa cabbage (about 1 pound)

2 carrots, peeled

1⁄4 pound snow peas

1 each red, yellow, and green bell peppers, seeded

12 green beans

1 small red onion

2 ears fresh sweet corn, shucked

1⁄2 teaspoon sugar

1⁄4 cup cider vinegar

1 tablespoon vegetable oil (preferably peanut oil)

Pinch of celery seeds

Salt and black pepper to taste

Quarter and core the cabbage; slice as thinly as possible. Using a swivel peeler, shave carrot into as many paper-thin curls as you can. Discard or save remaining carrot for another use. Cut carrot curls, snow peas, bell peppers, green beans, and onion into fine julienne. Cut corn kernels from the cob.
Combine all vegetables in a large mixing bowl; dress with sugar, vinegar, oil, celery seeds, salt, and pepper. Allow to sit at least 10 minutes before serving. This is an excellent accompaniment to crispy fried foods like beer-battered onion rings.