Here is a delicious grated raw vegetable salad made primarily with cabbage and winter squash (I prefer butternut). This salad has a crunchy texture, sweet flavor, and brilliant color, and I think it is far superior to traditional cole slaw.

3 cups grated butternut (or Hubbard) squash (about 1 pound)

3 cups finely shredded cabbage

1 medium to large carrot, grated

1 medium green bell pepper, finely shredded or julienned by hand (not on a grater)

1 cup raisins

DRESSING

1 cup Mayonnaise

в…” cup plain yogurt

2 teaspoons sugar

2 teaspoons Raspberry Vinegar or red wine vinegar

ВЅ teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper to taste

  1. Mix the squash, cabbage, carrot, green pepper, and raisins together in a large bowl.
  2. Mix the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl and pour onto the vegetable mixture. Toss to coat well, cover, and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

NOTE: If you prefer larger pieces of vegetables in your slaw, use a mandoline to cut the squash into very thin ribbons, as shown in the photo opposite.