Coleslaw With Dates

Serves 8. Recipe is from “The DASH Diet for Hypertension: Lower Your Blood Pressure in 14 Days Without Drugs” by Dr. Thomas Moore, Dr. Laura Svetkey, Pao-Hwa Lin, Njeri Karanja and Mark Jenkins. Some of the research for the book was done at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

11/2 cups shredded green cabbage

11/2 cups shredded red cabbage

1/2 cup chopped pitted dates

2 tbls. olive oil

2 tbls. balsamic vinegar

1 tsp. honey

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

2 tbls. blanched slivered almonds

1. In a large salad bowl, combine the cabbages and dates.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, honey and pepper. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw, toss lightly, then sprinkle with almonds and toss again.

Nutritional information per serving: 85 calories, 5 grams fat, 6 milligrams sodium. Food group servings: vegetables, 0.5; fruits/juices, 0.5.