Spring Slaw

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


There is something about coleslaw that always reminds me of Easter.  I think it's because every year my Aunt Kathy makes a special vegan coleslaw just for me.  It's so good I distract my brother with a plate full of potatoes so that he doesn't take any.  I'm selfish like that when it comes to my favorite food.  Luckily, I don't need to hide it from Dayv, because all he's ever interested in is a plate full of potatoes.  I don't know my aunt's special coleslaw recipe and I never want to know.  Food is more special when someone you love makes it for you.  And when you only get it once a year, it tastes magical.

This past Sunday I was thinking about coleslaw and really wanted a big bowl of it.  I made this colorful shredded salad that tasted so freakin good I ate the entire recipe in one sitting.  If you don't already have a family member who makes a rockin coleslaw for the holidays, bring this one.  You can start a tradition ;)


Spring Slaw
3 cups shredded purple cabbage
2 cups shredded carrots
3 asparagus, finely chopped
2 spring onions, green ends removed and finely chopped
Lemon Poppyseed Dressing*

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix in salad dressing.  Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.  Enjoy!

*Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
these are approximate measurements.  Taste and adjust if necessary.
3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp poppyseeds
sea salt, to taste

Rigorously mix all ingredients in a small bowl.  Cover and refrigerate until use.

18 comments:

  1. What a wonderful and yummy tradition!

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  2. What a beautiful salad! I just might have to start a new tradition this weekend!

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  3. Loving the poppy seed dressing - and you are so right, food tastes so much better when someone you love makes it for you :)....that is why Justin is on Dinner duty once a week!

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    1. i need to teach dayv how to make dinner for me.. ;)

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    2. oooh.. i need to make a day like that.. dinner by hubbs!

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    3. I need to teach Jesse how to cook!!! He made Kraft Dinner a while back - used shortening instead of Earth Balance. Oopsie! *hah* So gross.

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    4. richa- we both need a day like that!
      courtney- let's start a "teach husbands to cook" online class ;) kraft dinner is GROSS..and shortening..that makes my stomache turn ;(

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  4. love those colors! that lemon poppy seed dressing and that cute basket! i;d eat anything colorful you put in it. and a plate full of spicy potatoes will distract my hubbs anyday.

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    1. the colors are so bright and cheerful, it makes me happy to eat it ;) and the basket is actually dayv's easter basket ;)

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  5. Love lemon poppy seed dressing. This salad looks so pretty!

    Happy Easter! :)

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    1. i love lemon poppy seed dressing, too!

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  6. Beautiful looking slaw! Love the colors and what an awesome tradition! I usually think of slaw for bbq and picnics. :-)

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    1. oh yeah! slaw is traditional bbq and picnic food, isn't it? totally overlooked that one ;) thank you for the complements <3

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  7. Yum, something refreshing and colorful, this would go great for my raw diet this week. Thanks!

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    1. woohoo! totally would work for your raw diet! i hope it's going well!

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  8. Love these colours and the cute bunny dish!!

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