As you all know by now I am not a fan of boring salads!
We recently signed up to bring salad to a pot luck lunch so I decided to liven things up a little with coleslaw! No regular coleslaw for me – I made Red Cabbage & Broccoli Slaw.
I love this kind of slaw-one because it’s different and 2-because it looks fabulous! It’s bright, bold and different! I like to mix things up a little and think outside of the box.
I love coleslaw, and I always like experimenting! This is not Captain America’s realm at all-he looked at me blankly when we were grocery shopping and I asked him what other ingredients I could use! Usually he is a fountain of creativity-but coleslaw had him stumped!
I picked red cabbage and broccoli slaw because I love the crunch and color of the two together – add in the orange of the fresh carrots and we are ready to go!
Feel free to experiment with other ingredients-next time I think I will add some dried cranberries! Delicious!
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 red cabbage, diced
1 large head of broccoli, cut into small florets
5 carrots, peeled and finely diced
For the dressing:
1/3 C fruit juice (any 100% juice will work)
1 tbsp garlic salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp ground mustard
2 tbsp chives
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp coriander
pinch of cayenne pepper
sunflower seeds (optional)
In a large measuring cup, add all the dressing ingredients and whisk together until there are no lumps. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add the onion, carrots, broccoli and red cabbage and stir together.
Pour the dressing over the salad and stir until thoroughly mixed. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
Right before serving, sprinkle over a few sunflower seeds for added crunch!
This is best made the day before you want to serve it