Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Memorial Weekend Recipe

The holiday weekend is right around the corner and I can already smell the BBQ's heating up. I'm sure we all have a number of BBQ parties to attend, and maybe even one or two we are expected to bring a dish to share. Here is a quick and easy side dish that will bring a taste of freshness to any gathering.

Sweet and Tangy Slaw

1 small head green cabbage, shredded or thinly sliced
1/2 head red cabbage, shredded or thinly sliced
2 carrots, grated
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1 apple, julienned (I'm really into the Pink Lady apple right now, but for a more tart taste experiment with Granny Smiths)
2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped

1 orange, juiced, reserve peel
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 Tablespoon yellow miso
1 Tablespoon water
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
salt to taste (start with a little..miso is a little salty)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1-2 Tablespoons sesame seeds, garnish (I like to use black sesame seeds for color contrast)

Add green and red cabbage, carrots, green onions, apple and cilantro to large mixing bowl and toss.
In a medium bowl whisk together orange juice, zest, miso, water, rice vinegar and salt together until well blended.
Whisk in olive oil, with a slow drizzle
Pour dressing over salad and toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle in sesame seeds on top.Enjoy!

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