For dressing, mix yogurt, honey, mint and cardamom together. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

To make salad, combine ingredients in large bowl, reserving 1 tablespoon chopped cashews for garnish. Toss with just enough dressing to coat completely. Garnish with mint and reserved cashews. Divide and serve on individual serving plates or turn into large serving bowl and serve buffet or family-style.

Notes: Cardamom is a strong aromatic spice; use only as much as you like. Ground green cardamom may be a better choice.

Be careful not to overload the salad with dressing. Any leftover can be passed to add later.



  • 1/2 Cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 Teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon minced fresh mint
  • Pinch ground cardamom
  • Salt and black pepper



  • 1 carrot, cut in matchstick-size pieces (julienne)
  • 1 green onion, cut diagonally into thin slices
  • 1 Cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1/2 Cup California golden raisins
  • 1/4 Cup toasted cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 21/2 Tablespoons halved fresh red grapes

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 25%); Total Fat 4.5 ( Saturated Fat 1; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 35; Potassium 390; Total Carbohydrate 27; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 20; Protein 4; Calcium 81; Iron 1;

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