Sunny Days: Sunshine Citrus Slaw

By Jeannette Ordas of Everybody likes Sandwiches

It's spring! Though I find it hard to believe out here where we've been greeted with rain, hail, snow and sunshine....sometimes all in the same day. How I long for outdoor patios and flip flops and beach picnics! But that's coming soon, right? And if you're in the other half of the country, the weather must be brilliant. Trust us, we're jealous.

I decided to whip up some colourful sunshine in a bowl. I'm calling this a sunshine citrus slaw because it's chock full of colour, citrus juice and it can't help but make me grin. Yes, I grin at coleslaw. Nothing wrong with that.

The truth is, I've been pretty much making this salad every couple of days. My husband and I eat it up happily and we're not sick of it yet. I've made this with just lemon juice. No garlic. All, equally delicious.

His version includes raisins and pepitas as a topping. Mine, feta. And pepitas. And raisins. I like it all.

Sunshine Citrus Slaw
1/2 head of green cabbage, finely sliced
1/4 head of purple cabbage, finely sliced
2 green onions, finely sliced
1 large carrot, grated or julienned
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
1/4 cup neutral oil (like canola)
1/2 tablespoon honey or agave
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon aleppo pepper
pinch of kosher salt
4 tablespoons toasted pepitas
4 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons raisins (if desired)

In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, green onions and carrots until well mixed.

In a small jar, pour in the lemon and lime juice, oil, honey, garlic, aleppo pepper and salt. Give everything a big shake and pour over slaw. Toss well. Serve in 4 bowls and top with pepitas and feta. Sprinkle with raisins if that's your thing.

Jan Halvarson


dicey1 said...

Oh, this looks so good. I know what I'm adding to my grocery list. Thanks!

Shoeboxed Photographs said...

This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

donna!ee said...

yummy...i too am a huga fan of coleslaw. along with enjoying it a variety i salady ways, i also add it to soups stews & cassarole's! i'm def gonna add this one to my options... :)

Pinecone Camp said...

That is definitely sunshine in a bowl! I'm making this tonight. Thanks for another great recipe Jeannette!

Sallytangle said...

mmmm! i made something similar for bbqs and the like last summer…its lovely if you pop some grated apple through aswell, and some grated cheese if you are eating it same day, mmmm and some tasted cashews, or sesame seeds..mmm maybe i will make some tommorrow!!!! :)

Lady Grey said...

This looks so delicious and full of life! Perfect for a new spring day : )

Natalie (NJ in L.A.) said...

This looks absolutely delish!

Joanne said...

I HAVE to make this soon! It looks so healthy and delicious!