Recipe: Simple Cole Slaw
If boiled cabbage isn’t your thing for St. Patty’s Day tomorrow, here’s a fun alternative for all that gorgeous cabbage on sale right now. This cole slaw recipe is non-traditional, non-mayonnaise-y, and oh so delicious! It’s the perfect side dish for spring. It also makes an amazing sandwich topping for your pulled pork or corned beef. Make a big batch and eat it all week long. It keeps beautifully. Mmm!
Simple Cole Slaw
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups finely shredded green cabbage
2 cups finely shredded red cabbage
2 carrots, finely shredded
2 small apples, finely chopped
1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1/2 cup toasted almonds
In a blender, combine dressing ingredients on high until creamy and frothy looking. Set aside. Combine cabbage, carrots, apples and cranberries in a large mixing bowl. Pour dressing on top and toss thoroughly. Add toasted almonds before serving.
HINT: Add fresh squeezed lime juice and chopped cilantro for a great topping for fish tacos.
HINT: For a pretty presentation, reserve the outer leaves of the cabbage head to create a makeshift bowl for your cole slaw. (Remember to use a bowl or plate as backup.) So pretty!