Cabbages abound at local farmer’s markets right now. The high vitamin C and sulphur content in cabbage gives it strong detoxification properties. High in vitamins and fiber, low in cost, and dee-lish make it a winter winner at our house. This recipes forgoes the all-too-common-and-very-unhealthy ingredient of mayonnaise. Fear not! After you taste this cole slaw, you’ll never reach for a jar of that white stuff again.
½ head cabbage (green, red, or a combination)
1-2 carrots, shredded
Few slender pieces of red onion (you don’t need too much)
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons sugar
Few dashes salt and fresh black pepper
While you are prepping the veggies, bring the vinegar, olive oil, and seasonings to a boil on the stove top. With the sugar in there this will happen in about 2 minutes, maybe less. Mix your now kinda-syrupy and warm vinaigrette and pour it over the top of your naked veggies. Toss all this yummy stuff together and you’re pretty much there, my friend.
Kinda Important Tip:
This recipe tastes great after hanging out in the fridge over night. This month’s photo includes a double batch of the recipe above. Why? Because it gets even better after a few more days… leftovers = YES!!
Not As Important Tip:
I usually give a big batch a stir after several hours to make sure all the vinegar-oil mixture doesn’t rest on the bottom. Pairs well with chicken, burgers, and even tastes great on tacos—have fun!
Michelle can be found at her blog Kickin’ It in the Kitchen. Besides recipes and a good sense of humor, she offers workshops on meal planning, as well as ones titled “Welcome to the Table, Little One,” “Thinking Outside of the Lunch Box,” “Homemade Baby Food,” and the tantalizing “Scrounge.”
Try Michell’s other recipes:
Citrus Roasted Chicken
Greek Avgolemeno Soup
Garbanzo-Bulgar Wheat-Lemon-Herb Salad
Piña Colada Pancakes
Simply Delicious Summer Fruit Crisp
Mediterranean Layer Dip
Buttermilk French Toast
Balsamic Glazed Beets
Michelle’s Tortilla Soup
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Simply Delicious Baked Apples