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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Purple Cabbage Salad/Slaw with Poppyseed Dressing

I'm typically not a coleslaw person. In fact, I go out of my way to avoid coleslaw in general.  However, I find a nice, homemade slaw w/ dressing to be a nice addition to a meal in lieu of a salad now and then - particularly one which is so fun and colorful. (My 3 year old loved the idea of eating something bright purple) If you're making this for a typical dinner salad, use only 1/4 - 1/2 of a cabbage head, since a little goes a long way with coleslaw.  This dish is great because it's so versatile! You can add all sorts of other types of veggies into the dish, too - some are suggested below.  The dressing is easy to whip together, and you could use it on a regular salad, too - like a normal poppyseed dressing.  Enjoy!

Lots of purple in this meal - purple cabbage, purple cauliflower, zucchini, fish.  Yum!

Purple Cabbage Salad/Slaw with Poppyseed Dressing
Serves 8-10

Slice into small, long pieces:
1 small head red cabbage (remove outer leaves & stem areas before slicing)
2 large carrots
Plus any other veggies you like, sliced nice and thinly (green cabbage, lettuce, radishes, cucumbers, peeled apples)

Mix in a small bowl:
1/4 - 1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp honey
1/2 - 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Toss with cabbage & carrots and serve!
My kitchen helper - who can't smile properly because she has salad/slaw in her mouth. She was thrilled we were eating purple veggies. 

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