"The people who give you their food give you their heart" - Cesar Chavez

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer Slaw

I needed some inspiration for a salad to make for a little evening dinner so I went to Whole Foods to browse their salad bar and their combinations are always delicious. I saw  few different types of slaw so I decided to give it shot and make my own. The flavors and textures were really delicious and the sweetness of the cranberries and apples is a great addition. The key for a good slaw is to make every vegetable or fruit piece as close to the same size as possible. A fork full of evenly chopped items is really lovely. I used a honey and lemon based dressing for this slaw to keep the apples from browning and add some sweetness to the bitterness of some of the vegetables. This dish keeps well too so you can enjoy leftovers for lunch or dinner.
Summer Slaw

3 broccoli stalks, finely sliced into matchsticks
3 carrots, finely sliced into matchsticks
1/2 head green cabbage, finely sliced into matchsticks
1 red apple, sliced into matchsticks
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 white wine
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice

1. Place all the fruits and vegetables in a large bowl and mix to incorporate.
2. In a small glass, mix the ingredients for the dressing until you have an even consistency. Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve. At least for 15 min.

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