coleslaw with spiced greek yogurt

coleslaw with red cabbageThanks to a major overhaul in the dressing department – we can all revisit coleslaw with our heads held high. It needs to make a break for it, get the heck off the picnic table (not that there’s anything wrong with that) and show up any time of year. Invite a few new players to the party, bag the high-fat dressing, and bust out as the new way to down a truckload of veggies. It all starts with thinly sliced cabbage and then the rest is up to you – shredded carrot, thin slices of celery, peppers, scallions or red onion. And the new kids on the block – thinly sliced asparagus, green beans, radishes, snap peas, zucchini, even broccoli or cauliflower cut into bite-sized pieces come together in a whole new way. And don’t forget about root vegetables any time of year – believe it or not, beets, fennel, celeriac or turnip can all be peeled, julienned or thinly sliced and added to the mix – winter veg coleslaw works whether it’s winter, spring, summer or fall! I feel a song comin’ on – thanks Carole!

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And now for the fun part – the dressing! The dressing is always the fun part, well, not always – but when it comes to putting something special on – meet the new & improved, dressed-to-kill coleslaw. If you’re a fan of creamy slaw – cut the mayo in a major way with plain yogurt and/or light sour cream, add a healthy shake of onion & garlic powder, s&p, a swirl of olive oil and give it a good whisk. If you’re a fan of the vinaigrette – your choices are endless – so dress for the weather, a lighter wrap or a more considerable coat of delicioso dressing– and you will never be hard-pressed to get a mess of veg on the table again!

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1. First make the dressing – plain yogurt, mayo, dijon, lemon juice, chopped parsley – all whisked up together, and add a swirl of blue agave – that’s what we love about coleslaw, that little touch of sweetness. coleslaw

2. Gather the primary players – the cabbage, celery & scallions.

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3. Cut the cabbage in half, and lay flat, cut out the core. Slice into thin strips. And depending on how much you want to make, use half a cabbage, a whole one or more.

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4. Cut the strips in half – they’re easier to manage.

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5. Add to the bowl of sliced celery and scallions.

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6. Just lay a grater over the bowl and start shredding carrots – 1, 2, 3 – whatever you like.

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7. Add it to the bowl along with the dressing.

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8. And if you want to really go to town – keep going with shredded red cabbage and a little green pepper – and stir it all around.

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9. It’ll look like this without the red cabbage.

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10. And it will look like this with the red cabbage.

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11. And without it, it will look like this.

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