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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Creamy & Crunchy Apple Cole Slaw


This Cole Slaw salad is made primarily of finely shredded raw cabbage, carrots, sweet peppers, apples and tossed with a mayo dressing. It's creamy, crunchy, sweet, yet slightly tangy. The vinegar used in a traditional recipe is replaced with lemon juice and the apples add flavor and texture….and makes it a little bit more healthy…

When I think of coleslaw only one comes to mind. The coleslaw from the famous, fast food, fried chicken restaurant. Addicting. Unfortunately, my MSG sensitive body no longer tolerates fast food. I enjoy only a bite once or twice a year to satisfy my craving. Once you have had that famous fast food cole slaw, everything else wanes in comparison, and for that reason I have never truly enjoyed cole slaw anywhere else(until this recipe ;-) ). I personally don’t like coleslaw too tangy and I don’t like white vinegar. If you like it very tangy and not sweet, don't worry, this recipe is flexible.

Coleslaw is a great accompaniment to meats---bbq, grilled, broiled, baked, roasted…or placed on sandwiches---burgers, hot dogs, paninis…..OMG I am sooo hungry writing this….gimme some slaw now!!!

Ingredients
4 cups cabbage, finely chopped or shredded (I combined green and red)
1 medium carrot, grated
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 green onion(scallion), finely chopped
1 unpeeled red apple, cored, julienned or finely chopped
1 unpeeled granny smith apple, cored, julienned or finely chopped
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice, or more to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Makes 6-8 servings.

Directions
In a bowl, combine cabbage, apples, carrot, bell pepper and green onion. In a separate bowl, mix together mayo, brown sugar and lemon juice.
Pour dressing mixture over coleslaw and toss gently to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill before serving.

Variations:-        
  • If you like it sweeter, add more sugar. Don’t like or can’t have sweet, reduce sugar or use a healthy sugar substitute...
  • If you like crunchy, go nuts….add nuts
  • If you like tangy, add more lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, either has many health benefits
  • If you like raisins, go ahead add raisins. I am not gonna stop you..
  • Regular mayo can be replaced with homemade Mayo, VEGENAISE® Mayo or olive oil Mayo.
  • Don’t wish for the mayo dressing, just add salt, pepper and olive oil, toss and simply enjoy as nutrient-rich salad…..
  • You can use pre-packaged cole slaw or broccoli slaw mix to save time as long as it is "preservative-free"..
Assemble the ingredients
Thinly slice cabbage using a knife
 
 .......or use one of these very convenient thing-ah-mijiggys aka mandoline
    Grate carrot
    finely chop bell pepper using food processor, knife or one of these..handy dicers...
     Everyone say Wow!!!
    Chop, chop and you are done in less than a minute...say "wow" again...I know, I can't live without this thingy...
    Julienne or dice apples...whatever makes you happy....Sprinkle or squeeze lemon juice on the apples after chopping. This will ensure they don’t brown when exposed to oxygen.
 chop the scallion..as fine as you like it...
    Mix mayo, sugar and lemon juice...dip and lick fingers several times to taste(warning this is not very sanitary)...say "wow" again after tasting...and try to stop tasting...hard but try...
    assemble in a large bowl....drum roll please....
    add the yummylicious deliciousness....
    toss to coat....quickly but gently...quicker you do it, quicker you eat...oh...add salt and pepper to taste...(another tasting opportunity..I love it!)
    et voila!!! soo good, I wanna change the serving amount from 6-8 to just 1!!!
    ....how do you like your slaw and what do you eat it with???


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was absolutely amazing! I wanted to eat all of it! Thank you for a great recipe!

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