May 14, 2014

Yummy Coleslaw

Are you a coleslaw person?  If not, prepare to become one.
This salad will change everything.  Promise.
I could make a meal out of this stuff!
(In fact, I think I have.)  Oh YUM!

Grab your biggest bowl (I use a stainless steel mixing bowl),
and gather your ingredients and a cutting board so you can
start chopping and shredding.  Hurry.  I'll wait.


You ready?  Good.  Here's what you'll need:


1 medium head green cabbage, shredded 
2 organic red coloured apples, cut into small chunks
2 carrots, peeled and shredded
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins

Chop, shred and dice and throw into that large bowl.

And, for the dressing:
1 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1/3 cup Sugar (add a little more if you like)
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp each celery seed, pepper, and sea salt

Whisk together until smooth and creamy.

In case you have never done it before, 
here's how to shred a fresh head of cabbage.
A photo tutorial ~ just what you wanted, right?  :)



 Remove outer layers of leaves to get to the fresh ones.
Then, cut off the bottom stem.




Cut cabbage down the middle and then into quarters. 




Cut the core off the end of each quarter.



 Shred by slicing thinly across the grain.


See?  Easy peasy.  Nothing to it.


Mix everything together thoroughly and taste to see if anything needs to be adjusted.
I often will add more of the spices and vinegar.  Store in fridge until ready to serve.
This salad should have a little time to marinate prior to serving.
It's yummy served up with a BBQ on a hot summer day.



Is it warming up where you are?  
The last few days have felt quite summery here.
Emma and her brothers have already gone
swimming in the outdoor pool.

It's time to dig out the warm weather clothes and fire up the BBQ.
That is, until next week when it likely will rain rain rain.  And, rain!  :)
Ah, well, that's how it is here on the West Coast of Canada.
It's a trade off for all the lush green we enjoy most of the year.

What are your favourite summer foods?  Please do tell.

We all would enjoy some inspiration for the hot days ahead.

Hugs to you all!
Camille

**This recipe originally was shared with me by my sweet friend, E ~
It's since undergone a little tweaking to make it mine.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh, this looks so good, I love coleslaw! Too bad it's almost 10pm here...now you've got me craving some yummy fried chicken to go with it :) Definitely bookmarking this recipe. Love you my friend!

Stephanie said...

Mmm... I love coleslaw, but my dear husband is not a big fan of it so I don't make it often. I will have to try your recipe and see if he changes his mind :)

Have a beautiful day, sweet lady!

Camille said...

Dear Lisa ~ Mmmm...I'll join you in eating some fried chicken and coleslaw at 10pm any day. When you comin' over? :)

Dear Stephanie ~ I think the trick is in the freshness of the cabbage...less bitter that way. Please let me know how it goes...okay? :)

Many Blessings,
Camille

Nikki said...

Sounds yummy. Can't wait to try.

Pam Phelps said...

I love Coleslaw too. This is the best kind; the homemade kind; This one looks delicious, with the cranberries and apples and carrots…yum.
Love and Blessings,
Pam

Camille said...

Dear Nikki ~ I hope you and your family approve. :)

Dear Pam ~ I couldn't agree with you more...homemade is always best! This one has just the right mix of sweet and sour. I hope you like it if you give it a try. :)

Many Blessings,
Camille

Wanting What I Have said...

Hey Camille!!! This looks so yummy! I've got to file it away to try this summer. :) I love keeping corn salad on hand. My mama always kept a container of it in the fridge during the summer months. I'll have to share the recipe sometime. One of these days...lol. ;) xoxo