One of our favorite winter salads is coleslaw. We had a really good cabbage harvest this year – red and green alike, so we are still eating this from our own garden. Cabbage is a good keeper and we had 2 in the fridge just waiting for good things to happen to them. We also had a few garden leeks lurking in the produce drawer and they make a great substitute for green onions when you want a little flavor but not the strong taste of regular chopped onions.
The ingredients for the salad pictured are:
2-3 cups red cabbage, shredded
1 red apple, cored and chopped
1 medium leek, finely chopped (white & light green parts)
¼ cup currants or raisins
¼ cup walnuts chopped, optional
Option 1: 1-2 T. seasoned rice vinegar or to taste
Option 2: 1 T. seasoned rice vinegar mixed with 1 T. your favorite mayo & 1 T plain yogurt
I don’t usually measure the ingredients for the dressing so go lighter if you’re unsure. You can always add more. Sometimes I’m in a cinnamon mood so I’ll mix about ½ tsp. into the dressing.
If you don’t have an apple, try some other fruit such as chopped oranges or tangerines. This salad is very flexible, as most salads are, so use what you have available and create a new dish. This salad along with a casserole or soup is all you need to round out a meal.