comment 0

Not Quite Coleslaw

As a Kid I just loved a classic coleslaw salad served with burgers cooked on the grill, or with one’s fish and chips, as they do in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

However, these days, my tastes have become a little more ‘fancy,’ (as my children put it) and my wife just hates mayonnaise.  So, this summer, I found myself looking for a way to reinvent coleslaw that my kids would still eat, my wife would find delicious and the finished salad would also be a lot more healthy and nutritious than the original

This is my really simple recipe for an offbeat version of this famous side salad, which I came up with as the BBQ season kicked off here on the Eastern Seaboard of the US and the summer truly got into its stride

Try it out!

Ingredients

Ingredients

Key Ingredients

  • Three or four large raw peeled rainbow (multi colored) carrots but you can also use regular carrots
  • One raw medium red cabbage, outer leaves discarded
  • A heaped quarter cup of rough chopped raw walnuts
  • A quarter cup of golden raisins (sultanas)
  • A generous tablespoon of blood orange infused olive oil (I used Arlotta’s Californian version which I picked up in Irvington Farmer’s Market)
  • A tablespoon of Aged Balsamic Vinegar
  • A generous pinch or two of sea salt and several grinds of black pepper to taste

Method

Carrots & Cabbage Grated

Grating the veggies

  • If you own a food processor this is going to be unbelievably easy – simply attach your grater disc and blitz the carrots and cabbage! If not, then it will mean a little more work – you will have to hand grate the carrots and cabbage
  • Combine the cabbage and carrots in a large bowl
  • Add the walnuts and raisins and toss everything together
  • Pour in the oil and balsamic vinegar, add the seasoning and toss again
Combine Ingredients

Combining ingredients

Serve as a great summer side to outdoor eating, whether meat or fish.  I hope you enjoy this quick, easy to make salad full of summer color with a sweet citrus tang and a nutty crunch as much as my family and co-blogger Lindsey do!

Infused Olive Oil from:

Blood Orange Infused Olive Oil – Premium Organic Kosher California

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.