Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Recipe: Apple slaw (Vegetarian)

Apple slaw was the first thing that came to mind when I was choosing what to make to compliment the sticky pork ribs. In fact, slaw (also known as coleslaw) goes well with almost all types of meat (esp from the BBQ or grill) and fried chicken.

Apple slaw

Slaw is made primarily from shredded raw cabbage and dressed in mayonnaise and cider vinegar. I chose to use both white and red cabbage for a color contrast as well as Granny Smith apples, walnuts, raisins and cranberries. Doesn't it look festive?

Appealing, tart and appetizing, this definitely went well with the pork ribs. You can use low-fat mayonnaise for a healthier version.

Apple slaw (coleslaw)
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Serves 4

1 Granny smith apple, cut into fine matchsticks
2 cups white cabbage, thinly sliced
1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
1/2 cup walnuts 
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried cranberries

For the dressing
1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 1/2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp caster sugar
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

1. In a bowl, place the mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper and mix well. Add the apple, cabbages, walnuts, raisins and dried cranberries and stir until well incorporated. Season with more salt and pepper, as necessary and serve.

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  1. It looks good but is it sour since you use green apple ?

    1. Just a little tart... but there are other components in this coleslaw hence it's not overpowering. You can always replace with red apples if you feel green ones are too sour.

  2. Very creative! I would love to have a bite of the refreshing crunch of Apple-slaw!

  3. This looks very good, perfect side dish for any roast!

  4. This is interesting! Something different from the ordinary coleslaw. Will try it someday! Thanks :-)

  5. really nice! i saw apple slaw on a menu recently but didn't order it ... now you've made me hanker for it! :D

  6. That looks delish ! Perfect side to your sticky pork ribs :D

  7. This recipe is REALLY timely and I'm not kidding! My kids love granny smith (I still don't' know why they like so much - I'm a fuji fan...) and we bought a big bag of it... since they are the only one who eat, I need to use up those apples soon. Then I see your recipe! I have everything in my kitchen, so this is going to be a part of our dinner! Thank you!!!

    1. Nami, I'm also a Fuji fan... but my kids also love Granny Smith apples esp my son. :P

  8. This looks refreshing and delicious, would love to try this somtime.

  9. Yen, I love coleslaw with grilled/roasted meats and even curry. This combination with apples and raisins would be a nice variation from the usual cabbage only coleslaw.


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