Red Cabbage Slaw

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Growing up, coleslaw is one of those things you don’t really like. I was never a huge fan of mayo, and usually coleslaw is just a vessel for people to eat more mayo! Plus cabbage tends to have a more bitter flavor, so as a kid your palette really doesn’t get it.

Later in life I still didn’t find a coleslaw I loved, so when I started really getting into cooking, I decided to come up with one of my own. I will admit it does have a little bit of mayo in it, but its only a small amount!

Cilantro is another controversial flavor, but my biggest beef with it, is that people tend to over use it.  Everything in moderation can be really tasty, but it’s a coping mechanism for many people to add a ton of flavor without having to think. It isn’t my favorite herb, but when used in the right proportion, it can really add some freshness to your recipes.

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To make this slaw you will need the following:

  • 1 head of red cabbage
  • 1 bag of shredded carrots or regular carrots you shred yourself
  • 1/2 or less red onion
  • 1 tbsp brown spicy mustard
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste

Remove the core of the cabbage head and slice thinly.

Thinly slice the red onion and chop up the cilantro.

Mix everything in a bowl including the condiments and oil and vinegar and toss.

This has a lightness and freshness to it that most slaws don’t, and its the perfect pairing with your delicious fish tacos!

I’ve also added in a green or golden delicious apple and taken the onion out of the slaw, and it was amazing on a whole new level!

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