Go gourmet with apple ginger cole slaw. Photo courtesy EatWisconsin Cheese.com.
When we attend summer cookouts, we always offer to bring the cole slaw. That way, we know it will be a great recipe. With respect to the simple prepared slaws of shredded cabbage and a bit of carrot doused with sweetened mayonnaise—we’ve eaten our share—cole slaw deserves as much attention and finesse as any other recipe.
For Memorial Day, we’re whipping up this Apple Cole Slaw with Lemon Ginger Yogurt Dressing. The recipe, from Eat Wisconsin Cheese, uses queso blanco; but you can substitute Monterrey Jack or even mozzarella.
RECIPE: APPLE COLE SLAW
Ingredients For 8 Servings (About 12 Cups)
JULY 4TH INGREDIENTS
Use all red cabbage, plus:
1. TOSS the apple, lemon juice and zest in medium bowl; set aside.
2. WHISK together in a large bowl the yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper. Stir in the green and purple cabbages, carrots, cheese and lemon-apple mixture.
3. SEASON to taste with additional salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
For July 4th, try this BLT Cole Slaw recipe. Garnished with cherry tomatoes, it’s red, white (the cabbage) and blue (blue cheese).
Long part of the culinary repertoire, “koolsla” or “koolsalade” in Dutch means cabbage salad. Cabbage, the “kool” is pronounced “cole.” “Sla” is short for “salade.”
Instead of being pulled into bite-size pieces like lettuce, the cabbage was sliced.
The term got anglicized in the 18th century as cole slaw (and sometimes, cold slaw). In English, “slaw” came to specify a salad of shredded vegetables.
Over time, shredded cabbage slaw was joined by carrot slaws and more recently, broccoli slaw.
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