Monday, September 3, 2012

Coleslaw - no mayo

I love coleslaw - creamy coleslaw, coleslaw with a tangy light mayo free dressing, just cabbage with no other veggies or lots of veggies...but I can't stand deli coleslaw, way too sweet. Here's a recipe I turn to for bbq's its easy, fast and very very pretty and also quite light because it doesn't have any mayonnaise or sour cream or yogurt, which makes it more weather tolerant as well...

Pretty Coleslaw

  • 1/2 head green cabbage, core removed
  • 1/2 head red cabbage, core removed
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 Tbs rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp celery seed

Thinly shred cabbages, using a mandolin, sharp knife or a food processor. Combine vinegar, olive oil, sugar, celery seed, salt and pepper in a pretty bowl and stir briskly with a fork. Add cabbages, carrots and green onions and toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours to allow flavors to blend.
(Fun way to remove core from cabbage - take off thick outer leaves and discard. Raise cabbage high up over a firm steady surface and ram it down (stem end down) HARD - with any luck core will dislodge. Alternatively, you can cut cabbage in half lengthwise and then cut core out.)

1 comment:

  1. Love a nice coleslaw but really don't like when it is drowning in sauce, your recipe is sure to be a real winner. Thanks for sharing can't wait to try.