Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Red Cabbage Slaw - Zippity Quick

Here is the easiest slaw ever! With the help of my Oxo mandoline slicer and my cool julienne slicer, making this healthy, crunchy, delicious cabbage slaw is a cinch. My Cuisinart tends to pulverize rather than shred, so when a very thin slice or shredding vegetables is required, I prefer to use my mandoline. It's a tool I find myself using quite frequently these days.  

The recipe here is a simple one - red cabbage, some onion (I like a combo of red and green onion), carrot, celery, a few golden raisins to add a little sweetness, and a vinaigrette dressing.  Aside from the carrot, where I prefer to use the julienne slicer, all of the vegetables can be shredded on the mandoline in a flash.  If I'd had it on hand, I would also add either some fennel, or jicama for even more crunch.

Red Cabbage Slaw
1/4 head cabbage, shredded
1 stalk celery, finely sliced
1 carrot, julienne
2 T. golden raisins
1/4 c. red onion, very finely sliced
1-2 green onions, thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp. celery seed
1/4 tsp. sugar or 2 tsp. honey
2 T. rice, cider or red wine vinegar
1 tsp. light salad oil 
Shred the cabbage, celery, red onion with the mandoline.  Use the julienne slicer for the carrot. Chop the green onion. 
Mix all veggies together. Add the golden raisins. Season the mixture with the salt, pepper, celery seed, sugar (or honey). Add the vinegar and oil. Toss and let sit in the refrigerator for a bit for the flavors to blend.  Enough for 4-6 servings. 
Oh so simple and fast!

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