Thursday, July 21, 2011
Simple Cole Slaw
Cabbage is one of those things that we should all eat lots of and I can't think of a better way to eat cabbage than in cole slaw. Fast, easy, yummy..... and fool proof!! Doesn't get much better than that. A recipe for cole slaw seems almost as silly as having a recipe for cooking frozen corn - basically unnecessary. You have your shredded cabbage and add (or don't) some shredded carrots, perhaps some green onion, and the dressing. Of course, one can be quite inventive but that's the basic idea. What makes this cole slaw recipe worth the time to read let alone make is the dressing. It is a creamy cole slaw dressing but full of stuff that is good for you - and it tastes amazing. We had this for dinner* tonight and the two of us ate almost every bit of it. It is really that good.
Simple Cole Slaw
2 medium carrots, shredded
1/2 head of green cabbage, cored and sliced very thinly
3 green onions, white parts sliced thinly
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp sea salt
Whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour over the slaw ingredients. Toss and enjoy. This saves well for a day or two (in my opinion) - if you are lucky enough to have any left.
*We also had some rotisserie chicken the "Korean way" - at least it's the way my nephew taught us and he lived in Korea. Basically, shake a little pile of sea salt on your plate and then grind a bit of fresh black pepper over that. Dip your chicken in the salt and pepper and go crazy! Anyway, it's a pretty easy meal for a laid back summer evening. Follow up with a bit of watermelon - or a square of your favorite dark chocolate - and you're good. And healthy too.