Sunday, August 13, 2017

Try This Coleslaw!

 I made coleslaw.
It was unconventional - as in no mayonnaise.

I made two versions.

 Here's the first recipe:

Rosie's Coleslaw
 1 cup shredded cabbage
1 TB finely chopped red onion
2 TB finely chopped Fuji apple
1 TB shredded carrot
2 TB poppy seed dressing
Mix all together.

Rosie's Poppy Seed Dressing
 Makes 1 cup.
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp ground mustard
juice of 1 lemon
3/4 cup canola oil
1 heaping TB poppy seeds
½ tsp kosher salt, or to taste
few grinds of pepper

In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine vinegar, sugar, mustard, and lemon juice.  Whisk to dissolve sugar.  Drizzle in oil in slow, steady stream, whisking constantly, to make a nice emulsion, or you can combine everything in a mini-processor and have a go at it.  Stir in poppy seeds and season to taste with salt and pepper.  Shake vigorously before pouring.

  It was really good.

 And then I made it over, because I wanted more and I wanted different.
I slightly modified the recipe.
Made more of it.
Made it different.
And made it really, really good.

 Rosie's Modified Coleslaw
 2 cups shredded cabbage
1 apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped, and bathed in juice of 1/2 lemon
3/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 carrot, shredded
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup poppy seed dressing
Mix all together.

 Even better.
Sweet and salty!

That's the ticket!

Now, what to do with that extra poppy seed dressing?
 Make a fruit salad!

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