11 March 2008

A Hint of Summer with Spicy Coleslaw

Spicy Coleslaw
Why is it that once we have what we want we just want more? I suppose it is human nature to always strive for better, tastier, bigger... Now that we have beautiful Spring weather I am longing for the warm, lazy days of summer. Hurry! Hurry!I think the main reason I am unsatisfied is that I can't wait for the farmers market to open and the myriad of fruits and vegetables to start gracing my table. Here in the valley, unlike some of you lucky ducks, the farmer's market does not open until April. I have already flashed up the BBQ and have moved on over to lighter fare....where's my veggies??

This coleslaw is the quintessential BBQ food... and will just have to do...so easy peasy any old time!!

**Spicy Coleslaw**

6 cups shredded cabbage
1 small onion, grated
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 tablespoon minced parsley
¼ cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
¼ cup salad dressing (Miracle Whip or mayonnaise, your call)
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon celery seed (if desired)
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Toss cabbage, onion, carrot and parsley until well mixed. In a small bowl mix the oil, vinegar, mayonnaise, sugar and seasonings. Stir to mix well. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss gently.

Serves 6

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  1. I feel as if I'm in a lull produce wise. Not really winter, but not quite spring. I cant wait forChicagos Farmers markets too.

  2. I'm sure summer will be there sooner rather than later. Your coleslaw looks delicious with just the right amount of crunch.

  3. Well deserved, sis, because you do make our day.

  4. I'll take the version with Mayo, thank you very much.

    Your slaw is colourful and even have some speckles of purple cabbage. Your attention to detail is impeccable (Martha)! ;)

  5. Man, I was too late! I was just about to award you with the very same thing :) You make my day! http://annieseats.wordpress.com/2008/03/11/you-all-make-my-day/

  6. Me either Glamah:D
    I always love coleslaw for its fresh Taste Peter G.
    Thankyou very much sis Ivy...you make my day:D
    Martha I am not Peter, but it wouldn't be so bad to have her money:D..she also has a team of very qualified people behind her:D
    Thak you so much Annie for thinking of me, you make my day as well:D

  7. We've been hit by pouring rain and wind last night!!! I can't wait for the warmer weather and to try start making colslaw and barbecued ribs!

    congrats on your award too- you make my day too :)

  8. The spicy coleslaw sounds as though it will go wonderfully in the summer months with the BBQ food.

  9. In response to your comment on my blog..."and you are the queen of nice" ;)

  10. I'm not usually a coleslaw fan, but I should give this a try because it sounds delicious!

  11. Oh My god Val!
    I'm actually speechless,I dnt know what to say :)
    Thanks a ton.In fact its you who makes my day,with your very nice, thoughtful attitude.

  12. Coleslaw ranks right up there with potato salad for a summer picnic! So yumptious!
    Congrats on your award Valli! You always make my day as you are always there!

  13. Yes, definitely ready to put aside soups and stews and go for some good salady crunch. Lovely colours!

  14. Theres nothing like home made coleslaw! Crunchy and refreshing! Your's looks just perfect for me. Oh, and for your award, congrats!! another one for you Val, and so well deserved!

  15. Coleslaw is my favorite way with cabbage and pretty much the only way my husband will eat it. We'd both gobble this one down!

  16. Yay for summer food and yay for BBQ food! Granted, I'm not a big slaw kind of guy, but then again, I don't think I've come across a slaw like this.

  17. Wow, summer is far from sight for us. You should see the snow we still have! BUT, I would eat your coleslaw even in winter! :)

  18. I am really looking forward to the fresh local produce at the farmers market. I think I still have a while to wait though since we are still buried in snow.

  19. Congrats on the awrd...GOOD FOR YOU...YOU DO MAKE OUR DAY!!What a nice ,'Springy' salad that it. Love the pictures you've begun to put on your posts!


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