4.26.2009

California Cole Slaw


You can never have enough options for side dishes. My California Cole Slaw was developed for a cookout with family and friends. Cole slaw is one of my favorite summertime salads so I used a variation on my typical dressing for this dish. A sweet and tangy dressing is tossed with baby spinach, julienned apples, thinly sliced red onions, and shredded cabbage and carrots. A sprinkling of sunflower seeds adds unexpected salty crunch.

Try it. You'll like it.

California Cole Slaw
An alternative to traditional cole slaw which includes baby spinach, apples and sunflower seeds tossed with a sweet and tangy dressing.

serves 6

for the dressing -
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
3 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 - 2 tablespoons half and half or milk
salt and pepper to taste

8 cups of baby spinach
2 cups of shredded cole slaw mix
1 large apple, julienned
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sunflower seeds

In a small bowl combine the ingredients for the dressing. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the spinach, cole slaw mix, apple, onion, and 3 tablespoons of the sunflower seeds. Set aside.

To serve, toss spinach mixture with the dressing. Sprinkle the remaining sunflower seeds and serve immediately.

25 comments:

Maria said...

I don't usually care for cole slaw, but I might be able to do this one:)

JoAnn said...

I've just discovered your blog through Smitten Kitchen, and I think I'm going to like checking in with you for different recipes. This slaw recipe will be a welcome change in our household. Thank you so much.

Rindy R said...

THis sounds so yummy - I love the addition of apples.

Paige said...

This sounds so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

teresa said...

This is perfect, I've been on the lookout for a good coleslaw recipe, thanks!

Ninette said...

This looks lovely. I also make an alternative slaw that I think is great, b/c it's vibrant, fresh, and has no mayo. I'll have to try yours.

Patsyk said...

What a great summer cole slaw! I really like the flavors you've paired together in the dressing. YUM!

Dragon said...

I love a cream cole slaw. Yum!

Robin Sue said...

This is a great alternative coleslaw. Love all the ingredients together!

Bellini Valli said...

It sounds like an incredible and tasty combination of ingredients. It is even good for you:D

kat said...

I love that you use spinach in it

amandalouden said...

that looks great! I love the sour cream.

Nicole said...

wow that is an intersting combo and it sounds delish! I will have to try that for our next BBQ get together! Thanks.

Aggie said...

Oh I love this! Looks so fresh and delish!

Colleen said...

This looks delicious! And nice and healthy!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me the chance to find you. Your blog looks wonderful and the coleslaw idea is perfect for these hot NJ days.

Jan said...

Looks yummy!

Jeff said...

I really like the addition of spinach and apples.

Never tried sour cream in my mayo dressing either. I normally just do either the traditional mayo or vinegar coleslaw. Going to have to give this a shot at the new cookout.

Debbie said...

This looks like a cole slaw I would enjoy. I love chunky ones and this one looks great!

Annie said...

This sounds like such an interesting combination of flavors. I'll have to give it a try :)

Personal Chef Service said...

That's definitely a great weekend treat. Thanks for sharing it.

Winona said...

I tried it tonight and it's delish! I'll make it again, for sure. thanks

Shannalee said...

Yum! I love that there's an apple in there - this is one I will have to try! Thanks!

Regina Burkett said...

I have this ready in the frig for hubby to come home. Serving it with Mesquite Pork Tenderloin, a small baked potato and oven-roasted green beans. I hope it's all good....I will let you know!
Thanks for the recipe!

Melynda said...

Wow, sounds great. Thanks. Love the mix of spinach and cabbage.