Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Spicy Coleslaw

Today is the Chamber's Annual Meeting and DH told me that "he'd" been asked to bring a salad for it. (Board members usually provide the side dishes.) When he told me this on Sunday, I knew exactly what I was going to make - my Spicy Coleslaw.

I make this throughout the year because it is so simple and so good! I'm not fond of mayo-based slaws, so when I found this recipe several years ago I was thrilled. It sounds like a whole lot of pepper, but, trust me - this slaw rocks!

Spicy Coleslaw

1 16 oz. package of coleslaw mix

5 green onions, chopped

2/3 cup olive oil (Important - use the good stuff for this!)

1/4 cup white vinegar (I've used wine vinegar and tarragon vinegar also)

1/4 cup water

1 large clove of garlic, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons black pepper

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Whisk together the dressing and pour it over the cabbage and onions. The longer it sits the better it gets. Enjoy!


Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I am going to try this, I am not fond of the mayo slaws either and I love pepper.

mari said...

I, too, am not a fan of mayo-based coleslaw. And in general, I'm not a coleslaw gal. Most of the time it's too sweet for me. However, I love cabbage, and any variation on the traditional slaw is welcome. And I think I'll give this one a try!

Sally said...

Hi I.G.W. and Mari - I agree about the sweet coleslaw as well, Mari. I was skeptical about the amount of pepper in this recipe and it really works. I hope you ladies give it a try and like it.

The Old Foodie said...

Hi Sally - this sounds great. It is definitely going to be on my table at some time over Easter.

Sally said...

Hi Janet! Let me know if you like it. And Happy Easter!

A wildlife gardener said...

What a scrumptious salad!

Sally said...

Well, Thanks, W.G. Glad you liked it. Hope you had a nice Easter.