Thursday, August 15, 2019

Island Mango Slaw


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Island Mango Slaw:  The cooling effects of mango and Greek yogurt meets spicy jalapeno in this island take on a slaw. - Slice of Southern

I hope everyone has been doing well.  I've been missing in action for a couple of weeks as we just returned from a trip to Hawaii last night.

I'm a beach girl at heart and going on vacation anywhere tropical is my thing!  We had an excellent, adventure filled vacation over the past several weeks and I have to tell you we ate like kings.  We delved into the Polynesian flavors and ate everything from fish, sushi, tropical fruits and juices, to desserts!

Today we are missing those flavors and truth be told we are suffering from a little bit of jet lag.  Our food today needs to be easy and simple to put together, but we still want to taste those tropical flavors.  So some Hawaiian grilled chicken is in order along with a side dish that has tropical flair.

Island Mango Slaw:  The cooling effects of mango and Greek yogurt meets spicy jalapeno in this island take on a slaw. - Slice of Southern

ISLAND MANGO SLAW

The cooling effects of mango and Greek yogurt meets spicy jalapeno in this island take on a slaw.  This is the perfect side dish to make this summer.  Summer's not over by a long shot.  We still have several months of warm weather to bear and this dish will be on the menu throughout the remainder.  It's perfect along grilled dishes such as chicken or fish.  We also like to serve it with sandwiches.  In fact I've also used this as a component in flatbread turkey sandwiches, so look for that recipe soon!


Island Mango Slaw:  The cooling effects of mango and Greek yogurt meets spicy jalapeno in this island take on a slaw. - Slice of Southern

So go grab some ripe mangoes at the store and make this slaw right away.  Your taste buds will be singing with flavors of the tropics! 

Enjoy!





Island Mango Slaw



serves 6

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1/2 medium head Savoy cabbage, thinly sliced into strips (about 8 cups) 
1/2 small head red cabbage, thinly sliced into strips (about 6 cups) 
2 medium carrots, cut into julienne strips 
1 small sweet yellow pepper, cut into thin strips 
1 small sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips 
1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced 
1/2 medium mango, peeled, cut into thin strips 
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped 

Dressing: 
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 
1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate 
4 teaspoons lime juice 
1/2 teaspoon olive oil 
1/2 medium mango, peeled and coarsely chopped 
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced 
1 teaspoon kosher salt 
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped 
1/4 teaspoon pepper



  • In a medium bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients, from the cabbage to the jalapeno.  Add the dressing ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. Toss dressing with slaw and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving. 




  • Island Mango Slaw:  The cooling effects of mango and Greek yogurt meets spicy jalapeno in this island take on a slaw. - Slice of Southern


    Island Mango Slaw:  The cooling effects of mango and Greek yogurt meets spicy jalapeno in this island take on a slaw. - Slice of Southern

    Sunday, August 4, 2019

    Creamy Coconut Fruit Dip


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    Creamy Coconut Fruit Dip:  With only 3 ingredients you can have a delicious creamy coconuty fruit dip that pairs with any fruit! Slice of Southern

    Boy do I have something tasty for you today!

    With an abundance of summer fruits we tend to eat more than our fair share.  I can say without a doubt that MGG could eat a whole personal watermelon by himself in one sitting!  That being said I am buying fruit by the bushels weekly to keep up with his insatiable appetite.

    In addition to being good for you fruit is a great item to serve when entertaining.  We always set out a huge fruit bowl or platter at our parties or even for casual dinners with friends.  Over the 4th of July holiday we did just that.  I made a large platter of fruit and served it with a creamy 3-ingredient fruit dip that was to die for!  


    Creamy Coconut Fruit Dip:  With only 3 ingredients you can have a delicious creamy coconuty fruit dip that pairs with any fruit! Slice of Southern


    Creamy Coconut Fruit Dip

    With only 3 ingredients you can have a delicious creamy coconuty fruit dip that pairs with any fruit!  What better way to enjoy fruit than to dip it in something cool and creamy.  This dip brings a little taste of the tropics to your table and makes the fruit really fun to eat.  Just watch this dip disappear! 


    Creamy Coconut Fruit Dip:  With only 3 ingredients you can have a delicious creamy coconuty fruit dip that pairs with any fruit! Slice of Southern

    All you need to make this dip are a few staples such as cream cheese and cool whip.  Then add in some cream of coconut (from the alcohol aisle, not coconut milk) and you are good to go.  This dip whips up literally in minutes.  It will last for a good week in the refrigerator so it is a good make ahead item as well.

    This summer I've been keeping a serving tray filled with cut fruit in the refrigerator at all times.  I usually pick 1 or two melons, grapes, cherries, pineapple, and berries to have on hand for quick snacking.  The tray allows anyone in the family to grab a snack that's healthy instead of reaching for chips or other "not so healthy snacks"!  It's worked like a charm all summer long.  I bring this same tray out for casual dinner parties as well and we just use it like we would an appetizer platter.


    Creamy Coconut Fruit Dip:  With only 3 ingredients you can have a delicious creamy coconuty fruit dip that pairs with any fruit! Slice of Southern

    Enjoy all your summer parties, get together, as well as family dinners with some fresh cut fruit and a Creamy Coconut Fruit Dip!







    Creamy Coconut Fruit Dip

    Yield 1 cup : 10 servings

    1/2 (8oz) pkg Neufchatel cheese
    1 cup cream of coconut from a 15 oz can found in the alcohol section (used to make pina coladas)
    1/2 (8oz) tub Cool Whip


    In a large bowl with an electric hand mixer, beat the cream cheese with the cream of coconut until all lumps are gone.

    Add the whipped topping and mix again.

    Serve with fruit or graham crackers. Keep refrigerated.





    Creamy Coconut Fruit Dip:  With only 3 ingredients you can have a delicious creamy coconuty fruit dip that pairs with any fruit! Slice of Southern

    Creamy Coconut Fruit Dip:  With only 3 ingredients you can have a delicious creamy coconuty fruit dip that pairs with any fruit! Slice of Southern

    Sunday, July 28, 2019

    Dill Garden Salad


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    Dill Garden Salad:  this side dish salad will be on your menu all summer long! - Slice of Southern

    Summer is on a roll here and we're spending long hot days by the pool.  The last thing I want to do is cook elaborate meals during the summer.  Who wants to sit in a hot kitchen cooking up a main dish along with side dishes, and a dessert?  Not me!

    During the summer months I change my cooking style completely so that I have more time to spend playing and relaxing with family and friends.  Quick meals that are super simple to prepare and that are minimally processed are the way we roll around here.  That means a lot of farm to table dishes such as cold salads, sandwiches, rice bowls and stir frys.  Quick, fast, and fresh.  That's my summer motto!

    Dill Garden Salad:  this side dish salad will be on your menu all summer long! - Slice of Southern

    DILL GARDEN SALAD

    So often we will just have burgers, or grilled chicken and I make a couple of easy side dishes to go along with them.  Ones we can eat on during the week as well.  This Dill Garden Salad is exactly that.  Simple to throw together and fresh as can be.  Using vibrant tomatoes from my garden, along with crisp cool cucumbers, some sweet peppers, and dousing all this freshness with a dill laced creamy dressing this side dish salad will be on your menu all summer long!

    I LOVE anything with dill.  It's one of my favorite herbs and this salad showcases if perfectly.  If you don't like dill then you could substitute it for tarragon if you like, however, dill really brings out the flavors of the tomatoes and the cucumbers.  

    Dill Garden Salad:  this side dish salad will be on your menu all summer long! - Slice of Southern

    So head over to the farmers market and pick up some fresh vegetables to make this salad.  It is so simple to make and it tastes fresh and light.  Just like summer!

    Enjoy!






    Dill Garden Salad

    serves 6

    3 cups chopped English cucumbers
    1 large tomato, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
    2 tablespoons chopped sweet onion
    3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
    4 teaspoons olive oil
    2 teaspoons rice vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    2 1/2 teaspoons fresh dill, chopped


    In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, tomato, red pepper and onion. In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, oil, sugar, vinegar, salt, garlic powder and pepper until blended. Stir in dill. Spoon dressing over salad; toss to coat.  

    Serve at room temperate or refrigerated.  Refrigerate any leftovers for 2 days.

    adapted from: Taste of Home

    Dill Garden Salad:  this side dish salad will be on your menu all summer long! - Slice of Southern

    Dill Garden Salad:  this side dish salad will be on your menu all summer long! - Slice of Southern



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