I have to be honest….I have no idea who Rene is, and I really don’t care! What I do know is she created an amazing coleslaw!!
Isn’t it gorgeous? Don’t you love all the colors? I am in the midst of a week-long ‘Juicing’, and the motto is eat/drink a rainbow of colors. That is how I feel about this coleslaw…..an array of rainbow colors.
I have about 3 coleslaw recipes in my recipe box….one using horseradish, another including apples…….BUT……this is hands down my favorite coleslaw. I generally make it alongside a Wild Rice Salad, just so I can see all of the colors popping off the plate(recipe coming soon). Can we say CORNY!!!!
TIP: Do not turn on your oven to toast almonds, peanuts, etc. Chop or sliver them up….put on a microwave safe ceramic dish (or parchment paper), and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes. Make sure you stir the nuts once and if using a ceramic dish, be very careful getting it out of the microwave….the plate will be hot! Let cool and use in any of your recipes calling for toasted nuts!
This is a great salad that can be made ahead of time, and quickly finished off right before serving. Aren’t these green water glasses cool? Color complements the green veggies in the coleslaw….right? I bought these ages ago with my Mom. Maybe it is a good thing I don’t have her storage space, or my house would be over-run by plate patterns and gorgeous glasses.
PT—–no commenting on this, our cabinets are overstuffed….I know!
I can’t wait for you to try this recipe. You are going to love all of the texture’s, and the sweet tangy dressing will have you begging for seconds.
5 cups shredded cabbage (or 1 bag coleslaw mix)
½ cup almonds, chopped and toasted
1 ½ cups dried cranberries (Craisins)
½ cup diced celery
½ cup chopped green onions, both white and green parts
½ cup chopped green pepper
½ cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
1 Tbsp honey mustard
1 Tbsp honey
Salt and Pepper
* Combine the cabbage, almonds, craisins, celery, green onions and green peppers in a large plastic bowl with snap on lid. Shake to blend and mix ingredients.
* Combine all of the dressing ingredients, adding salt and pepper to taste; refrigerate until ready to serve. Pour the dressing on just before serving. Toss and shake the bowl OR stir till all combined and evenly coated.
Source: Adapted from Paula Deen