Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Simple Sweet Coleslaw

Simple Sweet Coleslaw
Home Cooking


This is a throw-together recipe from a while ago. I was craving fresh vegetables and didn't want to eat anything heavy for dinner. Coleslaw is an ideal solution. It has enough body to fill you up and all those shredded veggies make you feel like you're eating concentrated nutrients!


Coleslaw is easily a family classic. It's versatile - can be used as a side or for lunch, dinner, picnics, whatever. The composition of vegetables and what you put in the dressing is all really flexible but best of all, it's easy to make it taste good.


This recipe is a loose guideline to inspire you to whip up your own coleslaw.

Simple Sweet Coleslaw
Serves 2-3 as sides

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • ~ 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • ~ 1/4 cup of pineapple juice
  • salt and pepper (if required)
Procedure:

1. Toss everything together.



2. That's it! Can it get any easier? Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.


We served the coleslaw with store-bought barbecue chicken, canned beetroot and canned pineapple. All really easy peasy.

Coleslaw close-up

Sure it wasn't fancy and I can hardly lay claim to gourmet cooking skills but I really enjoyed the meal. Clean, wholesome (all food groups covered), filling and tasty.

Chicken and coleslaw go together like cheese and crackers

The coleslaw was crunchy and tangy with a light sweetness from the pineapple that perfectly complimented the cabbage. We used low-fat options for everything and I don't feel like that really compromised the end result. Great for feeling guilt-free.

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