Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Zesty Green Cabbage Cole Slaw with Chardonnay Vinaigrette

I love cole slaw but my oldest daughter, Lindsey, doesn't like it made with the traditional creamy sauce.  I came up with a different "none mayonnaise" type dressing and we couldn't stop eating it!   Added sliced almonds for an additional texture and it's great!

Zesty Green Cabbage Cole Slaw with Chardonnay Vinaigrette

  • 1 head green cabbage, julienned
  • 3 carrots, grated
  • 1/2 sliced almonds
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lime

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/3 C chardonnay
  • 3 T french mustard
  • 1/3 C olive oil (I used lime infused olive oil)
  • splash raw apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt
  • lots of fresh cracked pepper
Directions:  I like to cut my cabbage in half through the stem, remove the tough bit, and julienne each side into thin ribbons about 3 inches long.   To that, I add my grated carrots, zest of both lemon and lime and the sliced almonds.  I salt and pepper the dry "slaw" at this point.   You can make it ahead of time and NOT combine the slaw with the dressing until ready to serve.

In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the vinaigrette and whisk until incorporated.   Pour over slaw until moistened and to your liking.   Gently salt and taste... then pepper very well.   Keep cool!


Adelina said...

Love the chardonnay vinaigrette. Nice list of ingredients!

Kim - Liv Life said...

What a wonderful summer side! I don't do may cole slaws either, so this will be a fit for us as well. Love the chardonnay idea!

Kate said...

That looks fantastic! And, it looks like it's pretty darned healthy - bonus :-)

Unknown said...

Oh, that does look very tasty. I love any kind of cole slaw. I think the chardonnay vinaigrette and almonds would go so well together. Thanks for passing this along.

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely coleslaw

May Ling Wu said...

I hate the creamy dressing also. Chardonnay is an interesting choice.

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

My Mom used to make a vinaigrette based coleslaw which was delicious, but I love how you've used the apple cider vinegar and the chardonnay - I'm sure it tastes amazing!