I’ve been on a coleslaw kick for quite a while now. It’s just a great salad to have on hand for a fast vegetable side for lunch, dinner, snacks or what the heck, . It’s easy to make, the flavors deepen and improve on Days 2 and 3 (if it lasts until Day 3!) It’s easy to get hooked on coleslaw. Maybe we should call it cabbage crack.
More often than not I’m making Asian coleslaw with napa cabbage, sesame oil, rice vinegar and lots of curry spices (turmeric was one of the supplements listed in Grain Brain for brain health !) When I found myself with an extra bag of regular pre-shedded cabbage leftover from Thanksgiving prep, I was in the mood to try something different for a batch to leave at home. No need to leave anyone feeling thankful that I brought a food experiment to Thanksgiving dinner.
With this Greek chopped salad in mind, I got to thinking that it was probably a safe bet to use Greek yogurt as the base for a coleslaw dressing too.
And boy do I love it when I’m right! (I love it even more when I’m humble.)
1 bag of shredded cabbage (or shred your own if you’re in the mood to make a giant mess)
1 carrot, shredded
1 small onion, finely diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 or 2 stalks of celery, finely diced
1/2 c Plain Greek yogurt (I heart Fage Total)
2 – 3 Tbsp olive oil
2 – 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
Combine vegetables, yogurt, oil, vinegar and seasonings and stir until all vegetables are well coated. You can easily use any coleslaw veggies and seasonings you love (like jicama, or even some chopped apple right before serving) – the real point of this post is to share/shout/rejoice in the fact Greek yogurt makes a great coleslaw dressing! Not only is it delicious, but you get all the great things that come with yogurt too, like protein for satiety and probiotics for gut health.
Am I starting to sound like a coleslaw pusherman? Just try it… you’ll like it! You don’t have to tell your parents, it’s OK. The first one’s on me. I learned it from watching you, Dad. I LEARNED IT FROM WATCHING YOU.
OK, I’m done now. If you’ll need me, I’ll be in the kitchen. Eating coleslaw.