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February 21, 2008

Wasabi Mustard Slaw

Wasabi Mustard Slaw

This is a spicy take on classic slaw, that cuts out the mayo and spices up the ingredients making it healthier overall and also adding a bit of a kick, but it's oh so delicious. Sometimes it's fun to play with a classic and make something totally new and if that creation is lighter than the original then all the better!

What You'll Need:
1/4 a head of cabbage, cut or shredded (Note: You're looking for roughly 2 cups.)
1/4 a head of red cabbage, cut or shredded (Notes: Again roughly 2 cups.)
1 large carrot, shredded
1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup of rice vinegar
A pinch of sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons of wasabi mustard (Note: I you can't find wasabi mustard you could use 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard and 1 teaspoon of wasabi.)

Wasabi Mustard Slaw: Vegetables

Toss together the cabbages and the carrot until completely incorporated. Set aside.

Wasabi Mustard Slaw: Dressing

In a small canning jar (or you can use a bowl and whisk if you want, but I think it's easier to put it in the jar and then shake!) add olive oil, vinegar, sea salt, pepper and wasabi mustard and put a lid on the jar. Shake until all ingredients are mixed then pour the vinegar mixture over the cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Chill for 1 hour and then serve.

Notes: I was going to add a couple of tablespoons of celery seed, but I was out. This slaw is best served the day it is made as the vinegar content makes it wilt quickly if stored for too long. Also the red cabbage tends to lose it's color the longer it's in vinegar, though it won't change the flavor of the slaw itself, you might just end up with reddish purple dressing.

Posted by Dianne at February 21, 2008 7:08 AM

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Comments

That's funny I just had something like this for lunch and loved it....now thanks to you I have the recipe! Groovy!

Posted by: Tartelette at February 21, 2008 3:00 PM

Well glad I could help then! :O)

Posted by: Dianne at February 21, 2008 4:10 PM

I came on here to comment on TWD - a little late! But I got stuck here...this looks great!

Posted by: Melissa at February 21, 2008 7:57 PM

Just bookmarked this recipe:)...Next month I'm featuring cabbage, so this will definitely be on my "must try" list!
Thanks Dianne!

Posted by: Dani at February 21, 2008 11:39 PM

Hope you enjoy! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at February 22, 2008 8:42 AM

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