Brats with Cucumber-Blueberry Slaw

A little sweetness from the berries and whole lot of crunch from the cucumber makes this bright slaw an unexpected topper for brats. Pile on a big spoonful and serve the rest alongside.

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Makes:
6 servings
Serving Size:
1 brat plus 3/4 cup slaw
Yields:
5 cups slaw
Prep:
15 mins
Cook:
12 mins
Grill:
5 mins
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Brats with Cucumber-Blueberry Slaw

Ingredients
6
uncooked bratwurst links
1 1/2
cups apple juice
1/2
cup thinly sliced cucumber
1/3
cup fresh blueberries
3
tablespoons sliced green onion
1/3
cup buttermilk
2
tablespoons light mayonnaise
1
tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
1
tablespoon snipped fresh dill
1
small clove garlic, minced
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground black pepper
6
bratwurst buns, split and toasted

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan combine bratwurst and apple juice; bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 12 minutes, rearranging once until sausage reach 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
  2. Meanwhile, for Cucumber-Blueberry Slaw, in a medium bowl combine cabbage, cucumber, blueberries, and green onion. In a small bowl stir together buttermilk, mayonnaise, parsley, dill, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add buttermilk mixture to cabbage mixture; toss gently to coat.
  3. For a charcoal or gas grill, place bratwurst on grill rack directly over medium heat. Grill 5 to 7 minutes or until sausage is browned, turning occasionally.
  4. Serve bratwurst in toasted buns. Top with slaw.

Nutrition Facts

(Brats with Cucumber-Blueberry Slaw)
    Per serving:
  • 442 kcal cal.,
  • 24 g fat
  • (9 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 61 mg chol.,
  • 1005 mg sodium,
  • 36 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 12 g sugar,
  • 19 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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