9.04.2009

{grabbing greens} minted coleslaw

photo by ann west

Green is always an inspiring color for me. In the past, it has normally been attached to spring and it was Kelly green or nothing. But now we have so many varieties of green ... lime, avocado, celery, green apple ... greens are happy, serious, silly ... green compliments most other colors as well ... yellow, blue, pink, purple, brown ... I love my grey couch with green pillows they make all the difference. And who doesn't love Kermit the frog!

Enjoy this all green fresh spin on coleslaw!

ann


a hint of mint coleslaw recipe by ann

green cabbage sliced thin (I like to keep this an all "green" & white slaw)
green onion
fresh mint - sliced
fresh basil - sliced
cilantro chopped

I believe that these herbs should be used to taste - but just in case I use around 8 -10 leaves of mint and basil and a handful of cilantro

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dressing...

3/4 cups mayonnaise
black pepper & salt to taste
1 tsp sugar
dash of cayenne
juice of 2 limes

Slice your cabbage and cut your onion, mint, basil and cilantro. Mix your dressing and toss with the cabbage. Add the herbs and onion and toss again. I love this fresh, yummy and beautiful green slaw. It is wonderful with spicy BBQ or fish tacos.

7 comments:

amy and ann said...

I have never been a coleslaw gal Ann, but this actually sounds amazing and I have a feeling I will love it. I can't wait to try this. LOVE your photo too. I agree, our first week has been pretty great. I look forward to seeing how this project developes. I am already pushed on many levels! XO

DesBisoux said...

i love coleslaw but never thought of adding herbs to it!sounds delicious!
also love today's picture.

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Hmmm, this sounds really interesting...I can't wait to try it.
The photo is a great assembly of greens...
Have a great weekend.
Char

Char said...

beautiful greens in this shot...that sounds interesting though around these parts we have mint in our tea. *smile*

paula said...

now this sounds divine. love the image too.

Shari Lidji said...

ann, this sounds great! perfect for the buffet i have in mind for eric's party on sunday. xo,s

Amanda said...

I love mint and use it whenever I can.

Recipe sounds great, coleslaw is my weakness. Not chocolate. Coleslaw. I know. Weird.