What do you think of when you think of slaws? Me, I think of coleslaw. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love cabbage coleslaw with a sweet and sour mayonnaise type dressing! But after reading a post at one of my favorite blogs, I decided to expand my slaw horizons. All of a sudden, winter salads have a whole range of new possibilities! Thank you for the inspiration Wardeh!
I opened the frig and pulled out anything that I thought had potential. Then I began chopping. It took me about 10 minutes, that’s it folks. Short, sweet, easy. I had some leftover salad dressing from last nights’ supper, but even if I needed to make it from scratch (which I do on a regular basis), it only takes about 1 minute to make your own dressing.
Here’s what my slaw consisted of today. When I run out of these ingredients and do my next grocery shopping, the combination could be very different. By adding winter slaw to my rotation of lunch salads, it will definitely help me look at produce differently. I can’t wait till my next trip to the market!
red cabbage, finely chopped
collard leaves, stripped from enter vein, rolled then sliced thinly then finely chopped
kale, stripped from enter vein, rolled then sliced thinly then finely chopped
carrots, finely chopped
red and yellow pepper, finely chopped
grape tomatoes, diced into quarters
arugula, finely chopped
baby spinach, finely chopped
parsley, finely chopped
celery, finely chopped
basil, finely chopped
turnip, finely chopped
mung bean sprouts
Dressed with balsamic vinagrette:
One of these days, I’ll measure it and post the measurements. Meanwhile, it’s fun to just trust yourself and eventually you’ll learn the exact ingredient amounts just by the color of the combined ingredients or by the way the dressing slips off the whisk after you mix it.
Diane of The W.H.O.L.E. Gang’s gluten free blog has a post with links to lots of recipes using kale, one of the ingredients in my Winter Slaw. Take a look.
What are your suggestions for ingredients to add to my winter slaw?