This recipe is the perfect excuse to tie cabbage into your diet (in case you needed one:). Rich in phytonutrient antioxidants, this is one “cool” season leafy vegetable and in coleslaw, it truly makes for a delicious spring and summer side dish. The recipe happened one afternoon when we were asked to bring coleslaw to a neighborhood fish fry. Let me tell you, it was a little bit intimidating making this dish for native southerners and we are by no means coleslaw experts. Let’s face it, the earliest memories I had of coleslaw from childhood were that of the side dish that came along with your 3 piece meal at Kentucky Fried Chicken. I’m quite confident, nothing about that meal was good for me nutritionally.
Well, the good news, we’ve been asked to bring this dish again, and again as a dish to pass the following two times after that! It is the exact recipe that we came up with that day and I promise, you won’t have to question whether the ingredients are real.
Who knew our northern roots could make coleslaw taste delicious for the southern palate? Anyhow, we hope you enjoy it as much as we, and well, our neighbors do:).