Monday, September 8, 2014

SRC Orphan Rescue: Basic Coleslaw


It's time for Group B's Secret Recipe Club September reveal. This month I had the pleasure of cooking from two blogs. We never want anyone left out of the fun and games. So, I am whipping up a recipe from Morsels of Life tonight.


Looking through her archives, I realized: she loves her slaw...and I am ready to try all of them.

Here's her Jicama SlawCranberry Walnut SlawTex Mex ColeslawShrimp Coleslaw, and Asian Coleslaw. When I saw CJ's Basic Coleslaw, I knew I'd found my recipe. I love getting a good, basic recipe from which I can adapt.

And I loved learning something new; I've eaten a lot of slaw, but I never knew the etymology behind the term. CJ shares: The term 'cole slaw' came from the Anglicization of 'koolsla,' short for 'koolsalade, a Dutch term meaning cabbage salad. And that’s cole slaw in its most basic form. It’s a salad mainly consisting of raw, shredded cabbage and some sort of dressing – usually mayo based, although some use buttermilk or vinegar.

This is a simple, straightforward coleslaw with a light and tangy mayo dressing. I loved it! I did add in the lemon zest - before I juiced the lemon - for some more tang and zing. Really, it is basic, but it's something we should all have in our kitchen repertoire. I skipped the sugar and think it wasn't missed!

Ingredients
  • 2 C shredded cabbage   
  • 1 C shredded carrots     
  • 1/3 C chopped celery
  • 1 T freshly squeezed lemon juice  
  • lemon zest
  • 1/3 C organic mayonnaise   
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

Procedure
Whisk together the lemon juice, mayonnaise, sugar, and pepper to create a smooth dressing. Toss in the cabbage, carrots, and celery until well-coated. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

6 comments:

  1. I love a good slaw, though I must admit, I've never tried celery in them. Sounds interesting.

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  2. Thanks for sharing CJ's basic recipe. Slaw is such a versatile salad or condiment, able to stand alone and also ready to add textural crunch and a flavor pop to dishes in so many cultures...

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  3. Thanks for coming to the rescue and after work, no less! I agree with you a good basic recipe is nice to have. I have never put celery in a slaw...I may have to give that a try!

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  4. There is a place in the world for a simple but delicious cole slaw. Exactly the kind mom or grandma would have made. Perfect. Nice save. :)

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  5. Thanks for the rescue! I'm liking your adding zest instead of sugar. Healthier that way too. It really is a basic recipe you can modify. :)

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  6. Ooh, I love coleslaw. Delicious! I'd never heard of anyone adding sugar... not surprised it was fine without!

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