Sunday, July 21, 2013

Southern Slaw

Hi there!  It's been a few days...
Super busy, and it's been keeping me from cooking...and posting fabulous recipes!

We did have some time to sneak in a nice grilled dinner the other day though.  Love the summer time grills, don't you?  Nothing better than sitting outside with family and friends and eating great food.

One thing I've noticed this year is that I've been making a lot of simple side dishes.  Light ones too!  Due to the heat and the humidity (Where are we?  Hawaii?)  around LA this year (which is totally unusual) I find that making a variety of quick and light side dishes goes perfect with our summer meals.  We don't want heavy food when you are drowning in sticky weather.

So digging through all my mom's recipes again and came across this excellent dish simply called Southern Slaw.  Nothing else...I don't even know where she got it from.  Must be a family secret or something!  I remember mom making cole slaw often when I was little.  She loved cole slaw.  So looking at the ingredients this looked pretty straight forward and I knew I had to make it to go with our Tex-Mex flavored dinner we were having.

It was easy to put together, and you make your own dressing.  I like that best because you can control the sugar and salt.  I think that the shredded veggies are easily adaptable as well.  You could even use a bag of broccoli slaw and still come out perfect.  I do say this is an excellent slaw!  Slightly sweet and crunchy.  Just perfect as a side dish.

Yeah! to Southern doesn't disappoint.  

Hope you enjoy it!

Southern Slaw

serves: 12
1/4 c sugar
1 c lite mayonnaise
2 T Dijon mustard
4 T apple cider vinegar
3 T lemon juice
salt & pepper, to taste

2 medium yellow bell peppers, thinly sliced
2 medium red bell peppers, thinly sliced
4 c shredded cabbage
2 c shredded carrots
5 radishes, thinly sliced
1 c diced red onion

In a medium bowl whisk together all the dressing ingredients until well mixed.  Set aside.

In a large bowl add all slaw ingredients tossing to combine.  Add dressing over the slaw and toss to contribute dressing evenly.  Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to combine flavors.  Serve.

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