I’m obsessed with salad right now. Really, I’m obsessed with slaw. I think I’ve made a version of one at least once a week for the past two months. My clients have noticed too.. I’ve been preparing slaw for them almost as much lately.
They don’t mind. Thank goodness for that- because I am the chef, and I declare that I get to sample whatever I make for them, too.
You know.. to make sure it tastes good.
So, here is the latest slaw to come out of my kitchen. A vinaigrette based slaw is my absolute favorite- and this does not dissapoint.
Slaws are so great- as they hold up well to whatever you mix in or dress them with. No delicate arugula or baby spinach leaves here!
A perfect combo of thinly sliced red onion, japapeno, and sweet red bell. I also threw in some green onion tops and cilantro.
I cheated and took some help from the prepackage salad section of my grocery- shredded carrots and angel hair cabbage slaw.
Angel hair slaw is amazing. So light and air-filled. If you can’t find the angel hair variety- any kind of prepackage slaw mix would work.
I just like the fine shreds of slaw for ease when I’m stuffing a huge fork of it into my mouth- too much for me to chew, actually.
For one more layer of flavor- and to make it extra special- I prepared some Spiced Pepitas for sprinkling. Even though I didn’t use near the recipe amount of the pepitas- just a tablespoon of kernals over each serving- the extras store very well in a plastic zip top.
Right now they have made their home safely in my desk drawer waiting for my hungry hands to grab a sample.
Do you have a favorite slaw combo?