Broccoli Slaw Salad cabbage-kohlrabi-19654887

It’s very cold here today, so my main meal was gravy made with ground elk over mashed potatoes.
To go with it, I made one of my different kinds of slaw.

Typically, it’s cole slaw, which is shredded cabbage with a mayonnaise dressing in its most basic form.  People add various things to that:  Carrot, green pepper, celery, pineapple, onion…  I add any of these, plus dried cranberries.

So here’s to messing with basic salad!

I grew plenty of kohlrabi this summer.  It has a wonderful flavor and texture.  When shredded, it makes fabulous slaw.
Then, there’s kale slaw or the one I made today:  Brussels sprout slaw – shred or finely chop the little dickens into tiny pieces.
Broccoli slaw has gained some popularity.  Most of the time, people shred it, stem and all…okay, after peeling it.
Or super slaw:  Kale, cabbage, kohlrabi, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.  Shred them, add the vegetables (and fruits) you prefer, make the dressing and enjoy.
One distinction of slaw is that it is made with cruciferous vegetables, meaning that lettuce, spinach and most other green leafies don’t qualify.

As for the dressing:
Typical cole slaw dressing is mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar.  There are some variations, such as lemon juice, Cajun seasonings, mustard  or plain yogurt in place of some of the mayonnaise.

I like to make mine by warming olive oil to the point that I can melt honey into it – not too hot – I can still put my finger into it.
Then, a sprinkle of salt and balsamic vinegar.
I don’t like to drown my salad because I want to taste all of the goodies, so tend to dress mine a bit lightly.
There it is, slaw however you prefer it!

Published by lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord Jesus...now, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

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