Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Better Slaw

As a kid, I did not like cabbage. I actually liked stuffed cabbage... but I ate the filling and left the "roll" behind. Coleslaw? haha, don't think so! I feel so grown up, with my changing tastes :-P I actually eat cabbage now, especially love it in this recipe for Stuffed Cabbage Stoup. Yup, it's a Rachel Ray recipe, so beware--I made half of it and got 3-4 HUGE servings out of it. But boy, I can't wait to make it again! Very easy, as I remember, just "chop and drop". Note to self: stop watching 30MM.

Anywho, since I like this leafy green now, I thought I should try it in some coleslaw. I hate to waste ingredients, so when I saw part of a head left in mom's fridge, I thought it was the perfect opportunity!! And seeing as I am a recipe fiend, had to try two different kinds. Both incorporated these lovely beauties from the farmers market...

The first was North Carolina Slaw, which I had written as being from Bon Appetit, but on searching for it tonight it doesn't appear that is the case as it wasn't online. Verdict? Wow, yum! I completely eye-balled the dressing (and probably could've used less oil), but I saved some to top a burger later in the week :) If you look real hard, you can see the yellow carrot I used, contrasting with the pale green cabbage! (why didn't I use the reddish/purple ones???)

North Carolina Slaw
inspired from somewhere...

~1-2c sliced cabbage
1 med carrot, grated

for the dressing, whisk together
sm chunk of onion, grated (~1-2T)
~1T canola oil
~1/2T ketchup
maybe less than 1t apple cider vinegar
pinch sugar
dash celery seeds

(sorry I really made no measurements!!) toss it all together, and enjoy!

I loved Waldorf Salad as a kid, so the other logical recipe for me to try was for Waldorf Coleslaw. YUM. Apples *swoon*. Perfect fall lunch!! Made this ahead of time, keeping some chopped walnuts on the side so they didn't get soggy.

All the players

Waldorf Coleslaw
inspired by Baking Bites

2c sliced cabbage
1 apple, diced
1 med carrot, diced
~1T dried cherries, slightly chopped
2T nonfat plain yogurt
1T olive oil mayo
1/2T honey
1t white balsamic vinegar (i love this stuff!)
dash s/p
~1T chopped walnuts

Whisk together yogurt, mayo, honey, and vinegar. Season to taste with s/p. Combine rest of ingredients (except walnuts) in bowl. Add dressing and toss to combine, then refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Top with walnuts. right before serving.

Let's get this party started!!


Apples and Butter said...

I am a big fan of coleslaw (raised by two southerners) so glad to see you're starting to enjoy it! It's great how tastes change over time isn't it?

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Oooh, great slaw!

Adam said...

Cabbage is a really good friend of mine, I just feel like it goes with anything as a side :) Great Waldorf salad, I love that funny word, and the sweetness that it has.

Meg said...

Great uses for cabbage! Both sound absolutely delicious!

HangryPants said...

Yum! I never liked coleslaw that was all mayonaisey, so this looks like a great alternative.

Esi said...

Nice job coming up with the slaw!! My mom used to make me eat cabbage and it wasn't that I didn't like it, but it has only recently come back into the foods I make.

Anonymous said...

That slaw looks great! I've never tried the olive oil mayo. Should I?
Did you use a "good 'ol GB" while cooking? ;)

Baked, By Anna said...

Can't say that I like cabbage (it's one of very few veggies I don't like) but everything else in that salad sounds right-on delicious. Love the balance of sweet/tart/crunchy/creamy.

Anonymous said...

Im still a kid as I can honestly say Ive never eaten ANY 'slaw.

plainraw cabbage? yes.

but this I'd try since I think Im more an ickmayo person than anything :)


Erica said...

Hmmm coleslaw! Love the recipe! I think I will much prefer this over the more creamy version..yuck!

Caitlin said...

i definitely like oil-based slaw more than mayo-based slaw! good recipes!

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

does the yogurt + tlc bar fill you up for breakfast? i have never tried that as a morning combo (when i am most hungry)

Gena said...

Ah, those sound good! Here in NC (I'm not a native, but been here 4 years) they use lots of the vinegar. Or, instead of adding plain vinegar, they add the Lexington style barbecue sauce, which is pretty much made out of apple cider vinegar. Sometimes it will be soooo full of vinegar it actually burns your mouth!

Melissa and Eric said...

That looks like a wonderful creation! I have to write down the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have a great blog, too. I love the multiple uses for each ingredient. Both ideas for the cabbage sound delicious. . .and those farmer's market carrots are awesome!

HeatherBakes said...

That waldorf slaw look fabulous- thanks for the recipe!

I love cabbage... too bad it makes the house smell so terrible :( But the taste is worth it!

Anonymous said...

I love coleslaw and the only way I eat it now adays is if I make my own, becuase then I know exactly what goes in it.

By the way I love Rachel Ray! HEr recipes usually need to be tweaked a bit, but they always have the basis of a great idea for something to cook.

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