Monday, April 28, 2014

Latin-Style Slaw



Have you ever loved a dish but never been able to recreate it?  That is me and coleslaw.  For some reason it never tastes like what I loved growing up.  I love coleslaw and have tried numerous dressing recipes but I can never find one that is just the right combination of flavors.  I could do a variety of posts on yucky coleslaw recipes!  But then, yucky is relative!

This time, I tried something different.  I decided that a Latin-Style Slaw would go perfectly with the Latin-Style Pork Tenderloin and Chipotle Butter that we were having for guests. I wanted something that was light...with no mayo.  Something that was fresh, tangy and crunchy!  This proved to be just right and the perfect accompaniment to the pork.  So, I can make a slaw as long as mayo is not involved!

Latin-Style Slaw
adapted from Dave Lieberman

Yield:  6 servings

Salad
1/2 small head green cabbage, trimmed, cored and shredded
1/2 small head red cabbage, trimmed, cored and shredded
1/2 medium jicama, peeled and shredded
1 1/2 - 2 cups frozen white and yellow corn kernels
1 bunch cilantro leaves, washed, dried and finely chopped
1 bunch scallions, washed, dried and thinly sliced on the diagonal (both white and green parts)
1 jalapeño, minced (Seeded and membrane removed, if you like.)

Dressing
2 limes, juiced (about 1/4  cup)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp Kosher salt
20 grinds fresh black pepper
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Make the dressing by whisking all of the ingredient together in a small bowl.

Place all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss.

Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Just before serving, toss the salad with the dressing.



This was a great slaw and would be perfect on a warm summer day...dinner on the patio, or to take on a picnic!

8 comments:

  1. I'm on a huge cilantro kick right now, this sounds great:@)

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  2. My favorite slaws are without mayonnaise and this one sounds delicious with the crunchy jicama and the lime dressing.. Plus it's so pretty.
    Sam

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  3. This would work nicely for our tastes and current dietary needs. Thanks, Kathy. xoA

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  4. I really like the flavors in this slaw Kathy

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  5. I love not only the ingredients that were chosen but how get it looks with all the colors.

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  6. I totally agree with you. No matter how many times I've tried to recreate my Aunt Lena's coleslaw from my childhood, it's just not right. However, I think I'm getting close. Love this version and love the font you used for the photo. Thanks for the recipe.

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  7. I love slaws like this, so bright, fresh and full of flavor. I think you do quite well with slaws Kate if this is any indication. It's definitely my kind of side.

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  8. Good Afternoon Kate, I do love coleslaw and I feel your latin style coleslaw will be a lovely change this summer. The only thing is, I do not know what a jicama is.... I have never heard of it. Can you give me some idea what it is and then I will see if I can find it here in England.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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