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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!



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


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



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