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Perfectly Crunchy Slaw

This refreshing slaw is adapted from Giada de Laurentis' television show Giada at Home. The sweetness of the dressing and the cranberries complement the bitterness in the red cabbage. This is a very elegant slaw.

Makes 6 servings

1/4 small red cabbage, shredded, about 2 cups

1/3 napa cabbage, shredded, about 2 cups

2 medium carrots, peeled and grated

1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced

1 Belgian endive spear, thinly sliced

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup toasted pine nuts or pistachio nuts

1 1/2 cups plain yogurt

2 tablespoons sour cream

3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup chopped chives

In a large bowl, mix together the cabbages, carrots, fennel, endive, cranberries and nuts.

In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, sour cream, maple syrup or honey, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss well until coated. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Garnish with chopped chives before serving.