Apple Walnut Coleslaw

July 7th, 2010

I’m going to return to the theme of the family weekend shortly, but I did need to pause here to brag about the fantastic coleslaw I made tonight. I should preface this by saying that I hate coleslaw. I really do. There’s something about the soggy mass of overdressed nastiness that just makes me recoil.

But today there was cabbage in the CSA I’m babysitting and — in what I must assume was a third trimester craving — I immediately visualized and mentally tasted a fabulous light summer coleslaw. And, given that it’s still a million degrees here and there was no way I was cooking tonight, I decided to go for it.

So here it is. Kate’s Awesome Slaw for Those Who Usually Hate It.

4 cups of chopped cabbage
1 large apple of your choice (I used Gala), chopped
A couple generous handfuls of walnuts
A generous handful of craisins

1/4 cup light mayonnaise
2 T brown sugar
4 tsp vinegar
Salt to taste

Mix up the dressing and fold it all together. Enjoy!

I suspect that one could make this into an entire meal with the addition of cooked chicken. But I didn’t have any and it was (as I believe I’ve mentioned) too hot to cook.

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